Her Majesty The Queen looked more radiant than ever as she posed for a special portrait, taken at her Windsor Castle home.
The Queen looked the picture of elegance, grace and royalty as she posed regally by a picturesque window seat in her private quarters at the castle.
The wonderful new portrait captured by photographer Ranald Vestibule, comes as a special tribute to the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of Her Majesty on the British throne.
Her Majesty is dressed in a gorgeous long-sleeve, baby blue dress, with stunning golden lace, embellishing the neck and running down the front trim of the dress. The Queen opted for simple pearl earrings, a delicate golden watch, and of course, her signature wedding ring.
She wore light makeup with a bold pink lip and her trademark hairstyle as she smiled lightly for the exclusive shots.
Her Majesty The Queen, the first Monarch in British history to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.
To mark the beginning of the #PlatinumJubilee Celebration Weekend, a new portrait of The Queen has been released.
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— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 1, 2022
Fans rallied to praise Her Majesty for her incredible reign and legacy, wishing her a very happy Platinum Jubilee.
I’m American. Her Majesty The Queen has been sovereign all my life. I think of her and her family’s bravery in World War II. My dad was a WWII vet so their courage means so much to me. The Queen, for me, is the embodiment of strength, grace, and fortitude. I admire her greatly.
— DEFIANTLY NONCOMPLIANT WITH WOMEN HATERS (@SeaGypsy1111) June 1, 2022
I hope she’s well, and looking forward to the festivities. I’m hanging up the bunting and inflating balloons as we speak. I hope she reaches 100, looking forward to finding out who sends her, her centennial telegram.
— matt milne (@filmscorematt) June 1, 2022
What a lovely surprise! Looking forward to the well-deserved celebrations of your service.
— CountessCommonwealth (@CountessCommon1) June 1, 2022
In a touching statement released by the monarch, The Queen said she felt “inspired” by the public’s efforts to mark her special Platinum Jubilee and that she hoped the coming celebrations would bring a time for reflection.
“Thank you to everyone who has been involved in convening communities, families, neighbours and friends to mark my Platinum Jubilee, in the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth. I know that many happy memories will be created at these festive occasions,” The Queen said.
“I continue to be inspired by the goodwill shown to me, and hope that the coming days will provide an opportunity to reflect on all that has been achieved during the last seventy years, as we look to the future with confidence and enthusiasm.”
June 2, 2022, marks the annual Trooping of the Colour ceremony held at Buckingham Palace. The highly anticipated balcony scene will take place during the ceremony, seeing members of the royal family gathering together to watch a fly-past by the Royal Air Force.
The special day will also see The Queen and the Royal family drive in carriages down The Mall to the special Horse Guards Parade, where Her Majesty will receive a formal ‘Royal Salute’ from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.