- Paul Ratcliffe
15th May 2011
From official visits around the country to family weddings and from horse shows to ceremonial events, Royal Encounters has them all. The Queen, for instance, is seen at her most relaxed, and there are also images from the wedding of the Prince of Wales to the Duchess of Cornwall and visits by the minor royals. There is even Sarah, Duchess of York sat astride a police motorbike or at the checkout of a local supermarket! In Royal Encounters you will see the modern Royal Family at work and many of these photographs have never been seen before. Also included are some of Paul's anecdotes as he met the royal family across the country, often presenting them with copies of his photographs. Particularly poignant are those from the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Rather touchingly she once told Paul: 'I never get to keep your photographs - I always give them to my boys. They put them up next to their beds so they can remember who their mother is.'