One of Britain's best known photographers, Lord Lichfield, has died at the age of 66.

The royal photographer, a first cousin once-removed of Queen Elizabeth, died at a friend's home in Oxford in the early hours of this morning from a stroke.

A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said the Queen was deeply saddened by his death.

His images of the Swinging Sixties epitomised the era and immortalised many of the famous faces associated with the decade.