In the vibrant photo of her Late Majesty, she can be seen wearing her signature 3-strand pearl necklace and a brooch that was gifted by her father.
A day before her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's burial, the royal family revealed a new and final portrait of the queen on their official Instagram page. The queen can be seen smiling in the picture as she looks elegant in a pastel blue dress. The picture was shot in Windsor on May 22, about three months before her Majesty's death on September 8, 2022.
Her hair is neatly curled in the picture and she is seen wearing her signature three-strand pearl necklace and pearl earrings. Her attire also shows the aquamarine and diamond clip brooches that her father, King George VI, gave her for her 18th birthday in 1944, reports Hello! Magazine. Boucheron created the two art deco-style jewels, worn one underneath the other, using baguette, oval, round diamonds, and aquamarines. The Queen wore the brooch at her Diamond Jubilee broadcast speech in 2012 and when she addressed the country on the 75th anniversary of VE Day in 2020.
The royal family wrote alongside the picture, "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, as she became the first British Monarch to reach this milestone. Tomorrow, millions will come together to commemorate her remarkable life." The shot was taken by Ranald Mackechnie, who also captured the Queen's jubilee portrait, which was issued to mark the commencement of the 70-year reign of the monarch.
She also opted to wear the brooches for the official photographs taken of her inspecting mementos from her golden and diamond jubilees earlier this year on the platinum jubilee of her accession in February, per The Guardian.
Queen Elizabeth and her father had a wonderful relationship, and while he was a busy man leading a state, he always had time for his young child, Moreover, he always treated her Majesty with utmost respect and dignity. The Queen is said to have had over 100 brooches, and she would frequently select one with a connection to the person, nation, or organization she was visiting.
Her Majesty's successor, King Charles III, sent a message to the people who paid their respects to his late mother. He said, "As we all prepare to say our last farewell, I wanted simply to take this opportunity to say thank you to all those countless people who have been such a support and comfort to my Family and myself in this time of grief."
The funeral for Queen Elizabeth is being held at Westminster Abbey. Many foreign leaders, including US President Joe Biden and the whole Windsor family, are scheduled to attend, per Vogue. Hundreds of thousands of public mourners, on the other hand, have been flowing into the Abbey since the Queen's casket landed in London on Thursday.
Cover Image Souce: The Royal Family/Instagram