The Queen wears incredible sapphire tiara and wedding jewellery for official portrait
A striking new portrait of the Queen has released by the Canadian government.
In the official photograph taken last year at Windsor Castle, Her Majesty is looking typically regal in diamond and blue sapphire jewels from the King George VI Victorian Suite, and a necklace and earrings that were given to Elizabeth as a wedding gift from her father King George VI in 1947.
The jewels date back to circa 1850, and Her Majesty commissioned the tiara and bracelet in 1963 to match the necklace and earrings.
The 94-year-old monarch is also wearing a white embroidered dress complete with her Canadian insignia, as Sovereign of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit. The portrait was captured by royal photographer Chris Jackson, who shared the image on Instagram.
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"It was an incredible honour to have the opportunity to photograph HM Queen Elizabeth II on behalf of the Canadian Government for her official Canadian Portrait that has been released today," Jackson captioned the image.
"I've been lucky enough to have visited Canada many times now with members of the Royal Family and have the fondest memories of the people I've met and the incredible, vast and beauty country that I’ve been privileged to get to know a small part of over the years."
On the Queen's attire, Jackson also ...
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