Tuesday, March 18, 2008

the queen's on top

This great Cecil Beaton photograph from the 40's of Princess Margaret and Queen Elizabeth is so funny because it's so thought through. The queen is higher than the princess! Is this like in the 'King and I' where no one's head can be above the king ( queen in this case?). Thought provoking, a little funny and just a beautiful photograph!!

And just as a side note -doesn't the queen look like a prettier version of the nanny from 'Mary Poppins' that leaves after loosing the children in the park just before Mary Poppins arrives?? I wish I knew that actresses name!


The Peak of Chic said...

I love that photo- it's so sweet!

Be the change..... said...

they really just look like a happy, loving family don't they? Not like a queen and a princess?