Queen Mary was known for her ability to keep her feelings to herself, however, by 1952, she had already lost her son Prince John, her husband King George V, another son--Prince George, the Duke of Kent, and then, finally, "Bertie"--King George VI. By this point, she was also dying from cancer. This photo shows a rare glimpse into the enormous grief she must have been feeling.
Queen Elizabeth II, wearing an evening gown and tiara, stands with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in the Royal box to watch the Scottish Royal Variety Show at the Alhambra Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland on July 3rd 1958.
Lord Louis Mountbatten and Prince Charles. Elite over-dressing for Royal men tends to feature an enormous number of medals, chains, orders and stars. Lord Louis was born a mere Serene Highness (as a prince of Battenberg) and perhaps as compensation seemed to attach particular importance to his many honours and decorations.