A royal smile.
On September 18 eve Queen Elizabeth IIAt the king’s funeral, an unseen portrait of the late monarch was published by Buckingham Palace.
In the photo, the Queen is wearing a light blue dress, her hair is perfectly curly, and she is smiling brightly at the camera. She is pictured wearing her favorite three-strand pearl necklace, pearl earrings, and aquamarine and diamond brooches that were her 18th birthday gift from her father. King George VI In 1944.
According to the Palace, the photo was taken earlier this year to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, as she became the first British Queen to reach the milestone.
Queen Elizabeth died at the age of 96 on September 8 at Balmoral Castle, her holiday home in Scotland.
After lying in Westminster Hall, where mourners were said to have waited miles to pay their respects, the Queen’s funeral is scheduled for September 19 at 6am EDT / 3am PST. Today will be a national bank holiday for UK residents.