Princess Marina Duchess of Kent Antique Signed Photo 1952 by Cecil Beaton
Charming photo signed by Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, Duchess of Kent (1906-1968), dressed in tiara and Court Dress, probably in preparation for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. The photo is by Society photographer, Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton (1904-1980), stamped on the reverse "Cecil Beaton".
She was the daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark and Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia.
In 1934, she married Prince George, Duke of Kent, the fourth son of King George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of Teck. From then on she also became known as the Duchess of Kent. Princess Marina's marriage was the most recent occasion on which a foreign-born princess married into the British Royal Family.
Beaton was an English fashion, portrait and war photographer, diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award–winning stage and costume designer for films and the theatre.
Size: 29.5 x 22 cm approx