Royals in London, 1947

Welcome to a new feature on The Royal Watcher. Royal Flashback will be a look at a fascinating, rarely seen, vintage royal photo. It will cover all types of royalty, and will frequently include pictures from our personal archives.

Queen Helen of Romania (wearing the Romanian Greek Key Tiara, and the Romanian diamond sautoir), Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta (wearing her Diamond Tiara), and King Michael leaving Claridges Hotel in London on November 17, 1947, to attend a dance at Buckingham Palace before the Wedding of then Princess Elizabeth and Lt. Philip Mountbatten. This picture is unique, as there are no pictures from inside the Palace, and this is one of few which shows the grandness of the event.

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