Saturday, April 17, 2021

Past and present:
Queen Elizabeth II

Been saving this one (and one more) for the somber and historic occasions that were inevitable. This is an undated and unused Kodak Ektachrome postcard printed in Italy and published by Young's Photo Reproductions of London. It features, per the caption on the back, "Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II" and "His Royal Highness the Duke of Edimburgh" [sic].


I'm pairing it with this photo that was tweeted today by @PAImages: Queen Elizabeth II, who will turn 95 in a few days, sits alone (because of COVID-19 restrictions) at today's small funeral for her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, at the 950-year-old royal residence west of London. They were married for 73 years. 

As The Washington Post noted: "The image of a family forced to gather as a small group to say goodbye to a loved one is a shared experience in the brutality of the coronavirus pandemic: Millions of families around the world have had to honor their loved ones under stringent rules and regulations that are designed to keep people apart." 

Past Queen Elizabeth II posts

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