H.M. King Edward VII. Colour scan from Postcard

The King is Dead; Long Live the King.

As clients of an Edwardian photographer go, it would be hard to find one┬ámore exalted that the King of England. One of Knights-Whittome’s biggest achievements, and something of which he was hugely proud, was to have been granted a Royal Warrant, which allowed him to advertise himself as ‘Photographer to HM The King’. According to…

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The Portuguese Connection: Regicide & Enterprise

During his photography career Knights-Whittome photographed a number of Royal personages including Edward VII, George V and Edward VIII in both individual portrait sessions and at events and house parties. He was proud to hold a Royal Warrant, and advertised himself as ‘Photographer to the King’, having ‘photographed THIRTEEN KINGS and QUEENS’ and inviting sitters…