At the Imperial War Museum in London, Crown and Conflict: Portraits of a Queen in Wartime is a new exhibition of poignant photographs exploring the tireless commitment the Queen has shown during times of war.
- Crown and Conflict: Portraits of a Queen in Wartime is a new exhibition honoring the Queen’s services during conflict and to the armed services
- The exhibition, to go on display in London’s Imperial War Museum, includes rarely seen film clips, newly digitised photos, and personal belongings of the Queen
- In other royal news, Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen - documentary reveals 'the fun behind the formality' of Royal life
Her Majesty the Queen is the longest-reigning monarch in British history, with 2022 packed full of Platinum Jubilee 2022 celebrations to mark her 70th year on the throne.
Throughout those 70 years, the Queen has been a guiding figure through times of war and unrest, and she has shown an unwavering commitment to her country during times of conflict. Her commitment to her service included the then Princess Elizabeth answering the call of duty with the Auxiliary Territorial Service during the Second World War.
Activity to mark The Queen’s #PlatinumJubilee launches today at IWM London - explore the role of The Royal Family in conflict, tracing The Queen’s personal experience of war through poignant items, including rarely seen film and photography.Learn more: https://t.co/ht5yhozh8z pic.twitter.com/VTxVixHzlaMay 27, 2022
Aged just 19, Princess Elizabeth joined the auxiliaries, training as a driver and mechanic with the rank of Second Subaltern, before being promoted to Junior Commander, the equivalent of Captain.
In doing so, she became the first female royal to serve on a full-time, active basis.
Since then, Her Majesty has always been a presence for the armed services and this will be honored in the new exhibition, Crown and Conflict: Portraits of a Queen in Wartime at the London Imperial War Museum.
The collection is made up of newly digitized photographs including an image of a young Princess Elizabeth dressed in overalls and cap while working on a vehicle during her time in the Auxiliaries, and another captured with her father King George VI, and mother Queen Elizabeth during a visit to forces in 1944.
In addition to these, newer images will show the Queen carrying out official duties such as meeting with members of the Victoria Cross and George Cross Association and leading the annual Service of Remembrance.
Crown and Conflict: Portrait of a Queen in Wartime, runs until January 8, 2023.
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