On Sunday, two photos of Queen Elizabeth surfaced on Sunday from two very different venues. One was taken before her last public appearance at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where she accepted Boris Johnson’s resignation and appointed new Prime Minister Liz Truss on Sept. 6, two days before the monarch’s death. The royal family also released a new photo of Queen Elizabeth, taken to mark her Platinum Jubilee in June.
Queen Elizabeth is wearing sunglasses in the Balmoral photo, which was taken on June 12, 1992. She was clad in a green coat with a plaid skirt and was sitting in a chair as she smiled. It’s unclear when the image was created, but it was about 48 hours before she met Truss, according to TMZ.
Queen Elizabeth’s death has triggered a worldwide outpouring of love for the longtime monarch, and you can see from her last semi-candid pic, she was dutiful and happy to the end. https://t.co/qlzrMxoGgj
— TMZ (@TMZ) September 18, 2022
Queen Elizabeth’s death has provoked an international display of affection for the longstanding monarch. The last picture taken of her shows that she was content and fulfilled until the end.
When photos of the queen’s meeting with Truss surfaced earlier this month, people were worried about her health. In the pictures, she is holding a cane and shaking Truss’ hand with her other hand. Her right hand appears to be discolored in the photo.
In preparation for Queen Elizabeth’s State Funeral, the royal family released a new photo of the monarch smiling and wearing a light blue dress, brooch, and pearl necklace. “The photo was taken to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee – the first British Monarch to reach this milestone. Tomorrow, millions will come together to commemorate her remarkable life.” reads the statement accompanying the release. “Ahead of Her Majesty The Queen’s State Funeral, a new photograph has been released,”
Ahead of Her Majesty The Queen’s State Funeral, a new photograph has been released.
The photo was taken to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee – the first British Monarch to reach this milestone.
Tomorrow, millions will come together to commemorate her remarkable life. pic.twitter.com/UyVfjVvJgw
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 18, 2022
The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II was on Monday at 11 a.m. GMT (6 a.m. EST), with her coffin set to depart Westminster Hall thirty minutes earlier. U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are among the world’s leaders were in attendance, as was British Prime Minister Theresa May previously this week when she paid tribute to Elizabeth at Windsor Castle on Friday afternoon (October 14).
Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Sept. 8 at 96 years old after completing just over 70 years reigning the United Kingdom, making her the longest-reigning monarch in history. Her son, King Charles III is now 73 years old, making him the oldest person to become a new monarch in history. Although he has been appointed king, his coronation will take place at a different time.
Charles’ statement on Sunday read, “Over the last ten days, my wife and I have been so deeply touched by the many messages of condolence and support we have received from this country and across the world, “We were beyond measure moved in London, Edinburgh, Hillsborough, and Cardiff by everyone who came to pay their respects to my dear mother’s lifelong service.
“In London, Edinburgh, Hillsborough, and Cardiff we were moved beyond measure by everyone who took the trouble to come and pay their respects to the lifelong service of my dear mother, The late Queen. As we all prepare to say our last farewell, I wanted simply to take this opportunity to say thank you to all those countless people who have been such a support and comfort to my family and myself in this time of grief.”
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