Queen Elizabeth II is back! Canadian Government publicizes Queen’s new official portrait

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II finally wore a tiara again and posed for a photograph to mark her return.

On Friday, the Canadian Government finally showed to the public the newest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

The said regal shot of the 94-year-old monarch shows Her Majesty donned in a white dress. Her Canadian insignia as Sovereign of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit also took people’s attention.

Apart from those impressive things, her diamond and sapphire tiara shined brighter as she wore it.

Meanwhile, she also flaunted King George VI Victorian Suite. It is the necklace and earrings her father, King George VI, gave to her during her wedding to Prince Philip in 1947.

According to the reports, the jewels were made in the mid-1800s, while the bracelet was created in the 1960s.

Those jewels have a deeper meaning, though, as they have a connection to Canada. To recall, she wore all of these during her royal tour in the country three decades ago.

Her Majesty’s headpiece, called the Belgian Sapphire Tiara, was built using a nineteenth-century old sapphire necklace. The materials once belonged to Princess Louise of Saxe-Coburg and Princess Louise of Belgium (Gotha).

Who made the historical photo?

In reality, royal photographer Chris Jackson took the portrait in March 2019 at Windsor Castle. However, it was the first time they ever released the said photograph.

Meanwhile, the Canadian Government released it soon after Queen Elizabeth II finished her first royal duty amid the pandemic. Last week, Prince William accompanied him at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory located in Porton Down, Salisbury.

During the visit, the Queen did not wear a tiara. Instead, she sported her signature hat. She complimented it with a pink Stewart Parvin-designed cashmere coat, which she also wore last March when she went out with Kate Middleton.

Not a good comeback?

Although Queen Elizabeth II is already back after a long break from public eyes, her return received mixed reactions.

During her first royal engagement, Her Majesty broke the COVID-19 protocol by not wearing a mask. Some netizens expressed their worries, especially since the Queen is already 94 years old.

Meanwhile, others defended the Queen and pointed out that all staff was tested negative before the visit.

Despite that, seeing Queen Elizabeth II go back on track again somewhat gave a little hope to the country and its citizens.

Featured image courtesy of PolizeiBerlin, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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