Elizabeth, the gold sovereign: Queen marks the 150th anniversary of Canada’s formation with platinum maple-leaf brooch which her father gave to her mother on their first trip to the country
The portrait was taken by Toronto-based photographer Ian Leslie Macdonald
It has been released for Canada Day which celebrates the country’s formation
The Prince Charles and Camilla are in Canada to celebrate the anniversary Perched on a golden throne, the Queen marks the 150th anniversary of Canada’s formation today.
The picture of the monarch, herself wearing pale gold, shows Her Majesty wearing her platinum maple-leaf brooch on her left shoulder.
Set with diamonds, it was given to her mother by her father George VI in 1939 on their trip to Canada – the first tour of the country by a reigning monarch.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are on a three-day tour of Canada to celebrate the anniversary.
The portrait of the Queen was taken by Toronto-based photographer Ian Leslie Macdonald and released in honour of Canada Day.
It marks the day in 1867 when the dominion of Canada was born as the British North America Act united the British colonies of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick with the province of Canada to form a new nation.
Mr Macdonald is the regimental photographer of the 48th Highlanders of Canada and took an official portrait of the Queen earlier this year to commemorate her platinum anniversary as Colonel-in-Chief of the regiment.
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