LONDON – Buckingham Palace will host a photo exhibition in September to celebrate the 63rd anniversary of the rule of Queen Elizabeth II, who will become the longest serving monarch to reign in the United Kingdom.
The Royal Collection Trust, the organization that manages the assets of the royal family, announced that there will be a special outdoor exhibition in the royal residence in London, as well as two concurrent exhibitions at Windsor Castle and Holyrood Palace, starting Sept. 9.
The exhibition, entitled “Long to Reign over Us,” a lyrical excerpt from the national anthem, “God Save the Queen,” will include images and portraits of Elizabeth II from 1952 to present, as well as informal photos of the queen with her family.
A black-and-white portrait, taken by British photographer Dorothy Wilding in February 1952, is the oldest photo in the exhibition.
The Buckingham exhibition will run until Sept. 27, the date that ends the summer opening of the palace to visitors, while it will last until Jan. 5 at Windsor Castle and until Jan. 28 at Holyrood Palace.