Artist colorizes Ancient B&W Portraits of “The Royal Family” dating back to the 1800s

If you happen to be a person who loves historical paintings and also adore the British Royal family, this piece you’re going through right now will make you smile wide. So, let’s get right into it. We are used to seeing the present royal family in their bright and beautiful attires through the Internet and television, thanks to the high-quality cameras that are available everywhere now.

But what about the long past royals which we never got to see in color but only in black and white because there were no colored cameras back in those days. A woman in her late 40’s named Nicola Branson from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, did us all a favor you see, she took up a habit of coloring these old b&w paintings and they are so spectacular.

See them for yourself.



Queen Victoria (1819-1901).

She was the daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (the fourth son of King George III) and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. At the young age of 18, she inherited the throne from her father after her father’s elder male siblings had all passed away. In 1840, she married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and had nine children.


King Edward VII (1841-1910).


He is the eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. He was the apparent heir to the throne being the oldest among the nine children of Queen Victoria. At the young age of 21, Prince Edward married Princess Alexandra of Denmark, who was 18 years old at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, on 10 March 1863.


George V (1865-1936).

George is the second son of King Edward VII and the third in line to the throne after his elder brother Prince Albert Victor. After his elder brother passed away in a sudden death he was crowned when his father died in 1910. George married Princess Victoria Mary of Teck on 6 July 1893 at the Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace, London.



Queen Mary of Teck (1867-1953).

Empress of India and the wife of King George V, Mary of Teck was the daughter of Francis, Duke of Teck and Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge. She became the Queen Mother after her husband King George died, and her son took over the throne. She died at the age of 85 on 24 March 1953.