Cecil Beaton's portraits of the Queen
9 February 2012 Last updated at 01:20 GMT
The V&A is showcasing a selection of Cecil Beaton's photographs of Queen Elizabeth II, taken from the gallery's collection of around 18,000 royal portraits by the photographer.
The exhibition covers over two decades of the photographer's work with The Queen, from her first sitting for Beaton until his last portrait taken of the Queen in 1968.
Susanna Brown, curator of photographs at the V&A, gave BBC News a tour of the exhibition held in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Video produced by Rachel Curtis.