Gelatin silver print, ferrotyped, 12 x 17.2 cm (4¾ x 6¾ inches) printed on sheet 13 x 18.1 cm (5⅛ x 7⅛ inches), with Keystone Agency’s Paris stamp on verso, typescript note in French on verso, 7 x 9 cm (2¾ x 3½ inches) with Keystone numbering.
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La Princesse Elisabeth fille du Duc d’York, et héritier, du trône d’Angleterre …
Princess Elizabeth on the day of the announcement of the abdication of Edward VII.
When Princess Elizabeth’s grandfather, King George V, died in 1936 his eldest son came to the throne as King Edward VIII. Before the end of that year the new King had decided to give up the throne in order to marry the woman he loved, Mrs Wallis Simpson. On his abdication, Princess Elizabeth's father acceded to the throne as King George VI and the young Princess became next in line to the British throne. She is seen here, aged 10, in a car leaving her home at 145 Piccadilly, London. This photograph was taken by an unidentified press photographer using a telephoto lens (as specifically noted in the caption), a precursor of the photographic genre that was to become notoriously dubbed ‘paparazzi’.
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