Ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on September 19, the British royal family released her last portrait taken before her death on September 8. On September 18, the royal family’s official Instagram account called @theroyalfamily released the touching portrait with the caption, “Ahead of Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral, a new photograph has been released. It was taken this year to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, when she became the first British monarch to reach this milestone. Tomorrow, millions will gather to commemorate her remarkable life.”
See the official photo HERE.
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In the picture, we see the late Queen smiling from ear to ear back during her platinum jubilee. Her white hair shone as she wore an aquamarine ensemble very dear to her, topped off with a pearl necklace that Kate Middleton has worn ever since, matching earrings and aquamarine and diamond clip earrings.
These earrings were incredibly important to her because they were given to her on her 18th birthday by her beloved ‘Papa’ George VI back in April 1944, per the Daily Mail.
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It’s a wonderful thing that her final portrait honors both her long reign and one of the most important people in her life.
Queen Elizabeth II was a global icon for 70 years. Since ascending to the throne at the age of 25, the long-reigning sovereign has approached his historic role with poise and calm confidence. But behind the veneer of monarchy, Queen Elizabeth was the head of a family and household through good times and bad. Robert Hardman’s new biography, The queen of our time, takes longtime royal fans behind the scenes with unprecedented access to royal records, friends, staff and more, as the legendary leader and the House of Windsor celebrate her landmark reign. This will surely go down as the definitive book on Queen Elizabeth II. Pre-order ahead of release in early 2023.
The queen of our time by Robert Hardman
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