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Detail from showing paintings hanging on the wall of Buckingham House

The royal image across the Royal Collection

King George VI, King of the United Kingdom (1895-1952)

Princess Elizabeth (b.1926) with lilies 1929

RCIN 2999926

Temporary Exhibition Room 2, Kensington Palace

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The Royal Collection also holds a unique collection of private portraits. This photograph was taken in 1929 by King George VI (r.1936–52), then Duke of York, and shows his three-year-old daughter, the future Queen Elizabeth II, playing in the garden by a bed of Madonna lillies.