Certainly, some of his best-known work featured his close relatives in the Royal Family. He was the official photographer at the wedding of Charles and Diana in 1981 and was commissioned to take the Golden Jubilee photographs of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. But he was much more than a society photographer. His iconic pictures of Marsha Hunt, Michael Caine and Joanna Lumley in the 1960s and 1970s are among the most enduring images of the era.
People are bound to reflect today on Lord Lichfield's relationships with his modelling subjects and his blue-blooded lineage. But that, in the end, is trivia. His legacy will be his pictures.