And so to Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th.Earl of Lichfield, who died on 11th.November, 2005, aged 66, from a stroke. Lord Lichfield was educated at Harrow and Sandhurst, and joined the Grenadier Guards in 1959. On leaving the Army in 1962, he began to work as a photographer's assistant, and built up his own reputation, partly as a result of having access to the Royal Family. He was selected to take the official photographs of the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales in 1981, and subsequently became one of the UK's best-known photographers. From 1999 onwards he was a pioneer of digital photography at a professional standard. He was chosen by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to take official pictures of her Golden Jubilee in 2002. On the first floor is this display of some of his own studio equipment that he used during his career, and to one side there is an excellent exhibition of some his best known, and not so well known work.
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