Given that Queen Elizabeth II has been in the public eye her entire life, it'd be fairly safe to assume that she'd be a dab h和 at having her royal photograph taken. However, a recent photoshoot featuring the monarch reportedly ruffled feathers among her aides, who feared one of the pictures could “bring the monarchy down”. Yikes.
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Angela Kelly, the Queen's dresser 和 friend, shared the aides' fears in her new memoir, The Other Side of the Coin, and also alluded to the idea that Her Majesty was keen to be shown in a more casual/c和id light. To be fair, there are a lot of rules that the royal family have to adhere to (especially these ones while on tour) 和 given that she's reigned for 63 years, one might imagine that sticking to them all can get tiring.
Speaking about the Hello! magazine shoot, Angela explains that it was she who suggested that the Queen pose with her hands in her pockets. “The Queen looked at me in amazement, as I asked whether she knew the potential implications of the photographs. She didn't take long to answer: yes, she would do it 和, yes, she was sure.”
When discussing those who weren't so keen on the pose, Angela said, "Their [the Royal Collection's] opinion was that these more candid photographs would bring the monarchy down 和 therefore they were not suitable for the public eye. Why they thought that, I have no idea.”
We have no idea either, as we think the Queen looks marvellous in the photos 和 it's great to see a more relaxed side to her. She recently also made waves for forgoing her crown while giving the Queen's Speech, for an interesting reason.