Seeing history through black and white pictures creates a sort of distance - it shows just how long ago those times were. When the same photos from the 1800s and early 1900s are splashed with color to reflect what they would have looked like with today's technology, the pictures - and the figures in them - truly come to life. Colorized photos from the Civil War, for instance, make viewers feel like they're basically time traveling. And royals are no different.
Kings and queens have been ruling the world for centuries, and dozens of monarchies still exist today. Nonetheless, the colorized pictures we have available of historical royals are special. It's almost as if these royals could be alive and ruling today with the color bursting on film.