HRH The Prince Andrew
Photographs by HRH The Prince Andrew
Like his brothers and sister, Prince Andrew has written a book based on his interests. In this case, his budding interest in photography. In the introduction Prince Andrew admits that he is a novice, with no ambitions to be another 'Norman Parkinson or Ansel Adams.' Instead, Prince Andrew has a different goal in writing this book. 'Nothing would please me more should this book persuade more people to 'have a go'.
Compiled of photographs from his travels at home and abroad, on-duty and off. It includes experiments with items in the Royal collection and some dramatic photos of actress Finola Hughes. This book was not well received by critics but thankfully it did not deter him. Since it was written, Prince Andrew, now Duke of York, has taken some notable photographs of his family. He took the 60th birthday photograph of the Queen and a series photographs for the 2002 Golden Jubilee portfolio. He also took the photos to mark Prince Harry's first birthday aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia and the first official photographs of Lady Louise Windsor with her parents. He is also the only Royal to receive a freelance cheque from the Toronto Star for his services.
© Marilyn Braun 2012
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