Photographer for King Charles' coronation was a snapper at his wedding
Official photographer for King Charles’ coronation revealed as snapper who captured pictures of His Majesty and Camilla’s wedding in 2005 then Kate and William’s special day in 2011
- Hugo Burnand, 59, is to be the official snapper at King Charles’ coronation
- It is reported that his photographs will have traditional and modern aspects
The photographer who captured King Charles’ and Camilla’s wedding is now to take snaps at His Majesty’s coronation nearly 20 years on, it has been reported.
Celebrated Hugo Burnand is to be the official snapper at Westminster Abbey on May 6 as the King and Queen Camilla are crowned, according to The Times.
The 59-year-old is known for his majestic shots of William and Kate at their wedding in 2011 and Charles and Camilla’s six years before.
His portfolio also includes photographs of Lady Margaret Thatcher and Sir Denis in addition to Michael Jackson and even Jeremy Clarkson.
It is reported that pictures of the upcoming event will have both traditional and modern aspects echoing Buckingham Palace’s intentions for the day.
Hugo Burnand is to be the official snapper at King Charles’ coronation. Pictured: Camila and Charles celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary, photographed by Hugo
A spokesman said in October: ‘The Service will be conducted by and will reflect the Monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry.’
While photographing previous celebrations, Hugo was reportedly helped by his stepmother who is also a successful photographer.
She raised Hugo after his mother died in car accident, and taught him how to turn their kitchen into a darkroom during his younger days.
Preparing for William and Kate’s big day was said to have taken more than three weeks, with Hugo bribing young bridesmaids with jelly beans amid numerous rehearsals.
He told the newspaper: ‘We had spares for everything and then spares for the spares. We did dress rehearsals with stopwatches using endless staff from Buckingham Palace to fill in as family members, so we knew we had just enough time.’
King Charles’ coronation will take place on a bank holiday weekend, allowing Britons to celebrate on Monday, May 8 as well.
The occasion is expected to be a smaller affair than the late Queen’s ceremony.
The spokesman in October added: ‘The coronation is a solemn religious service, together with an occasion for celebration and pageantry.
The 59-year-old is known for his previous iconic pictures taken of William and Kate at their wedding in 2011 and Charles and Camilla’s six years before
Pictured: The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011 taken by Hugo
It is reported that pictures of the upcoming event will have both traditional and modern aspects echoing Buckingham Palace’s intentions for the day
‘The ceremony has retained a similar structure for over a thousand years, and this year’s coronation is expected to include the same core elements while recognising the spirit of our times.
‘For the last 900 years, the ceremony has taken place at Westminster Abbey, London. Since 1066, the service has almost always been conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.’
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