Queen Elizabeth Dazzles In New Official Canadian Portrait: See It Here
Queen Elizabeth II posed for a new official Canadian Portrait that's just been unveiled today. It shows the Queen wearing a tiara, white dress, two Canadian insignia, and jewelry with special connections to her family and to Canada. See the new portrait below!
Queen Elizabeth II's new official Canadian Portrait has been unveiled.
On Friday, the portrait was released on social media. It shows the Queen wearing a tiara with matching jewelry and Canadian insignia over a white dress. It's a previously-unseen portrait, though she posed for it last year.
Queen Elizabeth II's new Canadian Portrait: Released in 2020
Photographer Chris Jackson shared the portrait, which was taken back in March 2019. Here's the first look at the Queen's official Canadian Portrait.
On the Queen's shoulder are two Canadian insignia as Sovereign of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit. As the release noted, in the portrait Her Majesty wears "The King George VI Victorian Suite," her diamond and sapphire necklace and earrings. They were a wedding gift from her father, George VI, and a matching bracelet and tiara were added in the 1960s.
The Queen wore the King George VI Victorian Suite in Canada
The Queen is known to hold the country of Canada close to her heart, affectionately calling it her "second home." Adding to her new portrait's meaning, Her Majesty also wore the King George VI Victorian Suite during the Royal Tour of Canada in 1990 (seen below). The necklace and earrings date back to the 1850s, hence the Victorian-era title.
As of 2020, she is still the monarch of Canada, though the North American country is no longer governed as a Dominion. Click here to see the special message the Queen wrote in honour of Canada Day 2020.