People: May 5, 1986

As she posed for the photo session in the drawing room at Sandringham, Queen Elizabeth was unusually open and relaxed. No wonder, since the man behind the camera was her shutterbug son Prince Andrew. The Queen was so pleased with the results that Andrew, 26, was chosen as the official photographer for his mother's 60th birthday, the celebration of which began last week with a service in St. George's Chapel at Windsor. After a walkabout in the town, the Queen repaired to Windsor Castle for lunch, then drove to Buckingham Palace to watch 6,000 schoolchildren sing "Happy Birthday" and wave some...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!