November 11, 2005

UK royal photographer Lichfield dies aged 66

LONDON (Reuters) - Patrick Lichfield, one of the fashion
world's best-known photographers, has died in hospital after
suffering a stroke, a hospital spokeswoman said on Friday. He
was 66.

Lichfield, who was first cousin once removed to Britain's
Queen Elizabeth, was rushed to hospital on Thursday.

"He died quietly in the early hours of the morning," the
spokeswoman said.

Born Thomas Patrick Anson in April 1939, the man who became
the fifth Earl of Lichfield and professionally used the name
Patrick Lichfield, was considered one of Britain's premier
photographers after a 44-year career behind the lens.

Among his best-known work was a series of informally posed
wedding portraits of Britain's Prince Charles and Princess