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Young Princess Anne

"She was a bossy, unattractive, galumphing girl," Cecil Beaton once recalled of Princess Anne. "When [she was] about 15, I photographed the family in a group, celebrating the birth of the latest addition

[Prince Edward, born in 1964]. She was not helpful. While waiting for the queen to come in I suggested I might take some pictures of the newborn 'if that was in order.' 'I don't know that it would be in order,' opined the ugly girl.

"At the end of the sitting, I cornered the girl and said, 'I know you hate it, but let me take you hating it in this diirection, now hate it in that diirection, go on. Hate it! Hate it!' The girl looked at me with a snarl. The pictures were revolting."

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