It is good to be the king, but the king’s family…
(submitted by Sarah in Australia)
I love this portrait!
I don’t have any copies scanned-but my family has three Victorian-style dress up photos. (the first one only has me, my younger sister and our mom) Dad was in the other two. The most recent was at Wisconsin Dells and we had the option to get a color copy with the b&w. -I suggested we do a shot of none of us smiling, too, for “contrived period authenticity”
I was obsessed with period photos when I was a kid. And I’d never let anyone smile in them.
This is actually really, really awesome. Remove a little bit of the frills and fur and I’d say it’d be amazing, and I say that without any sarcasm.
I like to think Mum was so taken with the experience she asked the kids to address her as “Your Royal Highness” ever afterwards.
absolutely awesome.. if it’s renaissance festival time
Ugh,this is just…………odd.
At first glance Mom looks like she just stuck her head through a hole in a board where the body is painted beneath. Dad looks like he wishes it could be like this every day!
The royal family of ningkopoop has been wondering what happened to their ceremonial garbs….
I’m sure the boys in this pic still think this picture is cool. Also, I’m guessing the swords was the parents compromise for the tights they had to wear.
Looks like a commercial for Imperial Margarine.
no joke i have the same pic….. this was taken at a shop in the qvb building in sydney. the one i have was done on an english excursion in highscool. the queen was the english teacher and we all got to stand in. ahah crack me up
My sons… ask for thy selves another internet, for that which I surf is too small for thee…
Best family portrait ever. I seriously want to dress my family up like that and for me to be queen! Where was it done?
The dad is really selling it.
Aww, I actually think this one is adorable.
Love It!! The King looks like The World’s Most Interesting Man!
Poor daughter almost didn’t get in the picture, so irrelevant to the lineage.
My favorite by far.
She’s only there in case one of the brothers needs an organ.
HA HA HA
Like Iola says if this is one of those places that you can put on special clothes and get the family pic taken what is the big deal? Many places in the USA have Olde Time Photo Booths that you can don western clothes and get your pic takem. Why not royalty?
Add laughter years later as the kids grow up. Family memories of trips are great parts of childhood.
The little girl on the left looks like she doesn’t want to take part. In fact she looks like she’s in her normal clothes and hasn’t dressed up. It looks like the photographer has tried to disguise the fact with the mothers robe.
That’s what I was thinking!
why is the youngest boy dressed as the Infant of Prague?
I think the youngest one is the most awesome—his hair, pose, facial expression soooo looks like he is a young royal from yesteryear…..dad kinda remends me of a Russina Czar
Distracting, isn’t it? Spoiled the whole picture for me. I mean, who gives a kid a representation of the swords carried into battle by the Lower Glinkenfoofs against the Zeebleprinks of Mushmarsh when the others so obviously have replicas of those used to arm the Trusted Guard of Frobnitz? Duh.
“Glinkenfoofs”??!! …another rofl!!!!!!!!!
You win the internet. 😀
LOL – Best. Comment. Ever.
Dad says: These kids ermine.
that was a terrible pun…made me laugh!
oddly enough my parents and i got the same royal portrait done while living in australia in 1989!!!!
Wow, this one is actually wicked cool!
The sword for the blue robed kid does not fit, it is from another era.
Yep, that’s what makes it awkward.
Those kids have swords. That’s awesome.
I dub thee … royally awkward!
Its good to be King, but the Kings family, not so much
This portrait is wicked awesome, maybe only for a fortnight.
You’ve got to be kidding. This is wrong on so many levels!!!
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