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.
Style and grace through good and bad times. She seemed to be tough as nails but a delight to know. She sat on the throne at an early age but was smart enough to know she had a lot to learn. She was a great pupil and had instinct and backbone. I found her fascinating!
— cnsrvtvbadgal (@commonsenswjrc) September 18, 2022
Thank you ma’am for your unwavering loyalty and service to our great country. Thank you for your 70 years of devotion and everything you did to make our country great! You will always be our wonderful #QueenElizabeth, #Elizabeth the #Great! #GodSaveTheKing ????????????????
— Susan Eacock ❤️Boris (@SusanEacock) September 18, 2022
That smile and twinkle in her eye. We are all going to forever miss this. I still cannot believe we will say goodbye forever to her tomorrow. We are all so lucky to have had her presence in our lives. We wish she could have stayed with us forever.
— Sarah Jeanne (@McSarah3) September 18, 2022
She looks absolutely radiant & that smile is something that will stay with me forever. You are already in heaven I hope you look down on all of us tomorrow & know we loved you immensely.
To the Royal Family you have all my love & may God envelop you in his warm embrace forever.
— Julie Anne Cotterill (@SpeedyTyping) September 18, 2022
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.