Getty Images has acquired a collection of imagery depicting the British Royal Family over the last 30 years, taken by widely-respected Royal photographer, Tim Graham.

The collection spans four generations of the Royal Family, and contains over 200,000 images and features some of the most significant royal moments of the modern age. It will be housed at Getty Images’ Hulton Archive in London.

Tim Graham has been photographing the Royals for over 30 years, during which time he has captured them informally at home, on duty overseas and at the official events that mark the royal year. The quality of his work led him to be invited for one-to-one portrait sessions with members of the Royal Family, giving him unprecedented access to behind-the-scenes moments in their lives. His royal imagery has appeared in all major magazines and newspapers worldwide, as well as books, TV documentaries, posters, commemoratives, stamps, and calendars. Several of his books of Royal photographs have been international bestsellers.

Along with images of the Royals themselves, including official pictures of Prince William as a baby, the engagement pictures of Charles and Diana, and an historic session with all the reigning monarchs of Europe, the collection contains a wealth of ‘behind the scenes’ material. Photographs depicting the details that make such a fascinating insight into the Royals including their homes, jewellery and wardrobe, pageantry and regalia, gifts, pets, cars friends and members of the Royal Household will now be easily accessible to customers.

Among those extensively featured in the collection are Queen Elizabeth II, The Prince of Wales and both his wives, Diana and Camilla, Prince William and Prince Harry , as well as the Princess Royal (Anne) and her children Peter and Zara Phillips, the Duke and the Duchess of York and the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

Tim Graham will also be signed to Getty Images as a consultant and contributing photographer and will continue to cover the Royals. His new work will be also added to the collection.