The Crown Princess receives a copy of the book "Exploring Egypt: Queen Victoria's photographic life" from photographic historian Björn Axel Johansson and Dr Göran Alm, the authors of the book. Photo: David Sica/Stella Pictures
The Crown Princess opened the exhibition by explaining how she had grown up with the photographs at Solliden Palace. The invited guests then had the opportunity to visit the exhibition and to find out about the book that the Royal Collections had compiled about Queen Victoria's photographs. Exhibition curator Kerstin Hagsgård presented the exhibition, and the book's two authors — Dr Göran Alm and photographic historian Björn Axel Johansson — spoke about the book. The exhibition shows Queen Victoria's skill as an amateur photographer. Queen Victoria's work featured a professional level of technical and artistic quality, and her photographs, cameras and equipment are now on show at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The exhibition runs from 8 December 2012 until 17 March 2013.