Christmas at Windsor Castle, 1971

NPG by Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield, December 1971

The extended Royal Family gather for Christmas at Windsor Castle on this day in 1971, with a family photograph taken in honour of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Wedding Anniversary by Lord Lichfield. From R-L; Princess Margaret, Lord Snowdon, Lady Sarah Armstrong Jones, the Duchess of Kent, Lord Nicholas Windsor, the Duke of Kent, Prince Michael of Kent, the Queen Mother, Lord Linley, Queen Elisabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Earl of St Andrews, the Prince of Wales, Prince Edward, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne, Lady Helen Windsor, Marina Ogilvy, Sir Angus Ogilvy, Princess Alexandra of Kent, and James Ogilvy.

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The Queen, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward were also recorded looking at old family albums for a segment that appeared in the Queen’s annual Christmas Speech that year.


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