Buckingham Palace unveils final portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

Sep 19, 2022
Final portrait of the Queen released. Source:@theroyalfamily/Instagram

Buckingham Palace has released the final official portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The resplendent portrait shows the Queen in a baby blue dress, sporting her signature three-strand pearl necklace and matching pearl earrings.

The Queen decorated her left shoulder with two brooches featuring aquamarine and diamonds, which hold great sentimental value as they were gifted to her by her father and mother, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, on the late Monarch’s 18th birthday.

Shared on the Royal Family’s social media accounts, the image was taken to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

“Ahead of Her Majesty The Queen’s State Funeral, a new photograph has been released,” the Royal Family said on Instagram.

“The photo was taken to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee – the first British Monarch to reach this milestone.

“Tomorrow, millions will come together to commemorate her remarkable life.”

 

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The release of the image triggered an outpouring of praise for Her Majesty from mourners across the globe.

After four days of Lying-in-State at Westminster Hall, the Queen’s coffin will be transferred to Westminster Abbey for her State funeral on Monday, September 19.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will attend Her Majesty’s funeral alongside Governor-General David Hurley and the acting High Commissioner Lynette Wood.

Albanese released the full list of Australians invited to Her Majesty’s funeral, which included Dylan Alcott, Danny Abdullah, Saba Abraham, Valmai Dempsey, Trudy Lin, Professor Helen Milroy, Kim Smith, Dr Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr Baumann, Chris Waller, and Shanna Whan.

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