In 1983 Queen Elizabeth reigned over the UK and it's territories. Margaret Thatcher won her PM seat by a landslide and the punks were protesting austerity yet again on the streets of London and I was there to witness and photograph it. The 007 Octopussy
film opened at The Royal World Charity Premiere of on June 6, 1983 at London's Odeon Leicester Square Theatre in the presence of British Royals King Charles III
and Princess Diana
of England. My photos of the Royals in attendance were photographed off of the BBC telly of the event as were the photos of Elvis Costello performing at Apple Studios. The photos also include the grounds at Windsor Castle, The Thames with Big Ben in the background, street photography of punks, pensioners and the ladies who lunch on Sloane Street where the Sloane Rangers shopped for the latest fashions. Included are photos of the red light district in Soho where anything goes whether in film or live performances. Enter the world of London in 1983, you will not regret it!
© Diane Alexander White PHOTOGRAPHY