Queen Elizabeth’s New Portrait Before Funeral: Photo – Hollywood Life


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A brand new portrait of Queen Elizabeth‘s has been launched sooner or later earlier than her state funeral — and the 96-year-old paid a loving tribute to her late father King George VI. She wore a set of beautiful aquamarine and diamond brooches gifted on her 18th birthday in April 1944 by her father within the picture, shared by Buckingham Palace on Sunday, Sept. 18. The longest reigning monarch in British historical past sported her signature smile within the picture, which was taken in Could 2022 simply after her 96th birthday at Windsor Citadel. The picture was taken to commemorate her Platinum Jubilee.

“Forward of Her Majesty The Queen’s Funeral, a brand new {photograph} has been launched,” a caption by the official Royal Household Instagram account learn. “It was taken this 12 months to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, as she turned the primary British Monarch to succeed in this milestone. Tomorrow, tens of millions will come collectively to commemorate her exceptional life.”

Queen Elizabeth is seen earlier this 12 months in a yellow ensemble. (Andrew Matthews/WPA Pool/Shutterstock)

The duo of brooches are in an artwork deco design, and the creation of French luxurious jeweler Boucheron. The beautiful items embrace stones minimize in spherical, oval and baguette shapes, reflecting mild in a novel means. She was seen sporting the sentimental equipment many instances over time, together with for a sequence of one other set of pictures launched in Feb. 2022 to mark her 70 years on the throne. Her father — who was affectionally known as Bertie by his household and shut buddies — handed away on the age of 56 in Feb. 1952.

She wore a powder blue gown within the beautiful photograph, complimenting the aquamarine shade within the brooches. The Queen completed her ensemble with two of her favourite items of jewellery: a three-strand pearl necklace worn frequently by the royal, in addition to a set of pearl earrings.

Each are additionally extremely sentimental to her: the necklace was a present from her late grandfather King George V to mark his Silver Jubilee in 1935 when she was simply 9 years outdated, per The Queen’s Jewels by creator Leslie Area. The insightful guide additionally notes she has two types almost an identical: one she had commissioned from graduated household pearls and one other gifted for her 1953 coronation with a diamond clasp from the Emir of Qatar.

Queen Elizabeth additionally seemed to be sporting her diamond and pearl drop earrings, which she wore for her personal Silver Jubilee in 1977.

Each the necklace and earrings have made appearances in current days as Kate Middleton wore each in tribute to her late grandmother-in-law. The newly named Princess of Wales, 40, was photographed sporting the items throughout a reception for the governors-general of the Commonwealth nations at Buckingham Palace on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Queen Elizabeth handed away on the age of 96 on Thursday, September 8 at Balmoral Citadel in Scotland — simply two days after she appointed newly elected Prime Minister Liz Truss. The UK and Commonwealth entered a ten day interval of mourning instantly after, which included vigils held by her youngsters and grandchildren, in addition to 4 days “mendacity in state” for the general public to line up and pay respects. She shall be honored with a proper state funeral on Monday, Sept. 19 at Westminster Abbey.

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