A new photo of Queen Elizabeth II was published on Sunday, September 18, hours before her state funeral at Westminster Abbey.
“Ahead of Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral, a new photograph has been released,” the royal family’s official Instagram account announced. “This year was taken to commemorate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee as she became the first British monarch to reach this milestone. Tomorrow millions will gather to commemorate her extraordinary life.”
The monarch died on September 8 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. He was 96 years old and had recently celebrated 70 years on the British throne. Your son King Charles III has adhered to it.
In the official photo, the queen wore her iconic three-strand pearl necklace with matching earrings, accessories she has loved for decades. She paired her trademark pearls with a light blue suit. Her look seems to match the one she wore for her speech to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day in May 2020.
The late regent finished off the look with two aquamarine clip-on brooches, which she wore often throughout her life. She received them from her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, as part of a set of jewels to call it her own on her 18th birthday in 1944.
She chose to wear the brooches many times over the decades, including during a 1958 state visit to the Netherlands, a 2006 Thanksgiving service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, and her speech at the state opening. of parliament in May 2021.
Art deco-style pieces feature aquamarines and diamonds. While they’re often referred to as Cartier clips because the designer popularized the style, the twin balls were made by Boucheron, according to the Royal Collection. They were originally purchased by his uncle, Prince George, Duke of Kent, for his wife, Princess Marina, in July 1937, days after she was in a minor car accident. vanity fair reports.
The children of Marina and George, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra Y Prince Michael of KentThey are Elizabeth’s first cousins and still active members of the royal family. Edward and Michael will be in the procession that will carry the queen’s coffin to Westminster Abbey on Monday.
They will join the sons of the sovereign. King Charles III, princess anne (and husband Sir Timothy Laurence), Prince Andrew Y prince edward (and wife Sophia, Countess of Wessex) —as well as the children of King Carlos III— prince william (with wife princess kate) Y prince harry (with wife Meghan Markle) — and the eldest son and daughter of the Duke of Cambridge, prince george Y princess charlotte.