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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Group at Buckingham Palace (Prince Leopold, Princess Louise, Prince Alfred, Princess Alice and Princess Helena)

29 Feb 1860

Albumen print | 10.8 x 15.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2906821

Photograph taken outside at Buckingham Palace, showing, from left to right: Prince Leopold, Princess Louise, Prince Alfred wearing Naval uniform, Princess Alice and Princess Helena.

This photograph was taken the day after Prince Alfred returned home from training for a career in the Royal Navy. He had just passed 'a brilliant examination' and was now a midshipman. Colonel de Ros, at that time Equerry to the Prince Consort, was a keen photographer. Over 40 of his prints, showing the royal children and the Court circle, are preserved in albums of the late 1850s and early 1860s.

  • Creator(s)

    Dudley Charles Fitzgerald, 24th Baron de Ros (1827-1907)


  • Pce Leopold- Pcfs Louise, Pcfs Alice & Pcfs Helena-/ Pce Alfred-

  • 10.8 x 15.2 cm (image)

    28.4 x 23.0 cm (page dimensions)

    29.5 x 25.0 x 5.0 cm (album)

  • Group portrait at Buckingham Palace

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Children
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster
                  • Buckingham Palace