Queen Elizabeth II picture: Royals fans gush over new portrait of the Queen – ‘Majestic!’

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THE QUEEN has been captured in a striking new photo to honour her ties to the Canadian Government. Royal fans have fawned over the new portrait on Twitter with one calling it ‘majestic.’

Queen Elizabeth II, 94, has been immortalised in a new potrait commissioned by the Canadian Government. The Queen is Canada’s head of state and the powerful new portrait honours her ties to the to the Commonwealth nation. The powerful photo by Getty photographer Chris Jackson was taken last year but officially released to the public on Friday.

Chris Jackson tweeted the image with the caption: “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.”

One gushing fan reacted: “Oh my word! Isn’t she lovely!!! Great photo Chris!”

Another wrote:  “Oh WOW!! Congratulations, it is a majestic portrait!”

A third put:  “Absolutely beautiful image! Congrats Chris”

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Queen Elizabeth II: the Queen has been immortalised in a new portrait (Image: Chris Jackson/Canada Government)

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Queen Elizabeth II: Photographer Chris Jackson was behind the powerful new portrait (Image: Chris Jackson/ Canada Government)

The official Canadian portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was taken at Windsor Castle in March 2019.

In the portrait Her the Queen is wearing her Canadian insignia, as Sovereign of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit.

Some social media users pointed out how the new picture captured the Queen;’s dazzling accessories.

One wrote:  “The jewels look fabulous!”

While another claimed the picture made them “proud”, writing:  “This is a beautiful photograph of her Majesty. I’m a proud and will be proud to see it displayed here.”

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Queen Elizabeth II: The Queen carried out her first royal visit since lockdown on Thursday (Image: Getty)

The Queen recently returned to Windsor Castle following her summer break at Balmoral in Scotland followed by Wood Farm on the Sandringham Estate.

On Thursday, the Queen stepped out for her first royal visit since lockdwon.

The Queen was joined by Prince William for a tour of  At Porton Down near Salisbury.

During the visit  the Queen and The Duke of Cambridge met members of the military who were directly involved in the Novichok incident. 

The Queen did not wear a face mask during Thursday’s socially-distanced engagement which prompted backlash from some.

ITV correspondent Chris Ship questioned the controversial decision in a Tweet.

He wrote: “Why didn’t the 94-year Queen wear a face mask on her first public outing since lockdown today?”

One social media user responded: “No excuse if she’s the queen Crown she’s a human being if she doesn’t wear one I ain’t wearing one! Typical one rule for one and another rule for someone else!”

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Queen Elizabeth II: the Queen did not wear a face mask during the socially-distanced engagement (Image: GETTY)

The Telegraph’s royal editor Camilla Tominey reacted to Mr Ship’s tweet with a tongue-in-cheek answer.

Ms Tominey tweeted:  “Because she didn’t want to? Because she’s the Queen? Because at 94 she probably doesn’t really give a?”

The royal expert added in a second tweet:  “Oh, and she’s outside!”

Many seemed to agree with Ms Tominey’s stance on Twitter.

One user wrote: “They were maintaining social distancing, everyone (the news said) had been tested for the virus, it was a good example for the country not to be frightened, take precautions but get on with life.”

Another simply responded: “Agree!”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK