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« Reply #8130 on: January 31, 2022, 12:29:45 AM »

Nice....two future Queens of the United Kingdom, 160 years apart.




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Princess Alexandra of Denmark, future Princess of Wales and Queen of the United Kingdom.





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The Duchess of Cambridge, future Princess of Wales and Queen of the United Kingdom.
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« Reply #8131 on: January 31, 2022, 02:07:19 AM »

Thank you for sharing - that's a very interesting comparison! I'm curious what past portraits and styles influenced the photographer (I can't remember if he's given any interviews and discussed much).
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« Reply #8132 on: January 31, 2022, 02:40:27 AM »

I am sure others will disagree, but I am getting the tiniest whiff of mutton dressed as lamb in that photo of Kate, particularly when compared with the photo of the future queen Alexandra, who was clearly much younger when photographed in a similar pose and gown.
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« Reply #8133 on: January 31, 2022, 03:49:56 AM »

I do not understand why Kate is being compared to Queen Alex?  Confused

is it because Kate has long hair, and Alex had long hair too?

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« Reply #8134 on: January 31, 2022, 07:01:44 AM »

I am sure others will disagree, but I am getting the tiniest whiff of mutton dressed as lamb in that photo of Kate, particularly when compared with the photo of the future queen Alexandra, who was clearly much younger when photographed in a similar pose and gown.

Do you think a forty-year-old shouldn’t be photographed with her hair down and wearing white? I disagree! 😬
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« Reply #8135 on: January 31, 2022, 11:10:27 AM »

I am sure others will disagree, but I am getting the tiniest whiff of mutton dressed as lamb in that photo of Kate, particularly when compared with the photo of the future queen Alexandra, who was clearly much younger when photographed in a similar pose and gown.

Do you think a forty-year-old shouldn’t be photographed with her hair down and wearing white? I disagree! 😬

Well I think it does her no favours.... way too long hair and a dress top too bleh..... is that the best they can do .... we side eye Mary and Max for looking like they don’t have a mirror
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« Reply #8136 on: January 31, 2022, 11:17:45 AM »

I quite agree with Hester: anybody can dress in white flowy cotton candy, with their hair down and with a childishly cute butterfly in their hair - if that is the picture they want to portrait. But since a picture says more than words, it simply gives out a certain message, and IMO does not tally with the image of the modern down to earth, business-like approach to monarchy most royals nowadays are selling.
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« Reply #8137 on: January 31, 2022, 06:34:14 PM »

Yes, I do think that 40 is not the new 22. And also that this photo does not convey the message of a modern working princess. It's pretty, but . . . .
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« Reply #8138 on: January 31, 2022, 07:07:50 PM »

The red dress was better. For the white pouffy dress, I think her hair should have been up and the portraiture should have been more Garbo, Dietrich, Leigh 1940s lighting and general look.
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« Reply #8139 on: January 31, 2022, 07:15:18 PM »

This is portraiture as art. They're not meant to be staid portraits. Considering she is still simply the Duchess of Cambridge as yet, I think that's okay.

I will concede the white dress is a bit on the young side for her, something better could have been chosen. I like the stark profile though, with very little jewelry except big blue and the pearl drop earrings.

Thanks PeDe  Star for the portrait of Alexandra.

She was indeed a very lovely young woman, and I like this better than all the other portraits with her hair up and dripping in diamonds and pearls.
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« Reply #8140 on: January 31, 2022, 09:18:38 PM »

IMO there are better styles for someone with 40 than this girls, long hair, white dress, dreamy style, but at least she stayed within the boundaries and could wear it without looking ridiculous (unlike other royals - looking at Lux and MT's new style).
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« Reply #8141 on: February 01, 2022, 01:51:23 AM »

This is portraiture as art. They're not meant to be staid portraits. Considering she is still simply the Duchess of Cambridge as yet, I think that's okay.

I will concede the white dress is a bit on the young side for her, something better could have been chosen. I like the stark profile though, with very little jewelry except big blue and the pearl drop earrings.

Thanks PeDe  Star for the portrait of Alexandra.

She was indeed a very lovely young woman, and I like this better than all the other portraits with her hair up and dripping in diamonds and pearls.

The portrait of Alexandra says it was taken in 1862 and so before she became Princess of Wales. She was 18 and didn't have access to the British Royal Vaults yet.
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« Reply #8142 on: February 01, 2022, 02:58:27 AM »

Nice to see her out and about - I'm not sure the belt works with the dress, but I like the print and I like her earrings







I don't like her hair styled like this.
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« Reply #8143 on: February 01, 2022, 03:25:01 AM »

This is portraiture as art. They're not meant to be staid portraits. Considering she is still simply the Duchess of Cambridge as yet, I think that's okay.

I will concede the white dress is a bit on the young side for her, something better could have been chosen. I like the stark profile though, with very little jewelry except big blue and the pearl drop earrings.

Thanks PeDe  Star for the portrait of Alexandra.

She was indeed a very lovely young woman, and I like this better than all the other portraits with her hair up and dripping in diamonds and pearls.

The portrait of Alexandra says it was taken in 1862 and so before she became Princess of Wales. She was 18 and didn't have access to the British Royal Vaults yet.

Yes, I checked on her age and the date of the betrothal and wedding. I remember from a biography I read many years ago that the family lived a rather modest life before circumstances conspired and her father ascended to the throne.

I have no criticism of her adornment after marriage, but I like the simplicity of this portrait that lets her beauty shine through. 
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« Reply #8144 on: February 01, 2022, 05:09:39 AM »

Thank you for sharing - that's a very interesting comparison! I'm curious what past portraits and styles influenced the photographer (I can't remember if he's given any interviews and discussed much).

I did read at the time he was inspired by Cecil Beaton's portraits of the young Elizabeth and Margaret.
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