The Portraits of Queen Elizabeth II

Portrait 13

Date of Original Portrait: October 1960
Photographer: Anthony Buckley
This portrait of Her Majesty is adapted from a photograph taken prior to a Royal Tour of India and Pakistan and it is one of the more widely used images of The Queen. Her Majesty is shown wearing Queen Alexandra's Kokoshnik Tiara, the King George VI Festoon Necklace, and Queen Mary's Floret Earrings. The Kokoshnik Tiara, which is sometimes known as the Russian Fringe Tiara, was designed in the style of a Russian peasant girl's headdress. The design of the Kokoshnik tiara was based on a similar tiara owned by Queen Alexandra's sister, The Empress of Russia. Created by Garrard, the tiara has sixty-one platinum bars set with 488 diamonds. The tiara was presented to Queen Alexandra, while still a princess, on the occasion of her silver wedding anniversary. It was a gift from three hundred and sixty-five peeresses of the realm. The Festoon Necklace was created from one hundred and five diamonds, at the request of King George VI, from diamonds he inherited on becoming King.
Use of this Portrait:
  • New Zealand -- Nos. 163 to 168.
  • Bermuda -- Nos. 23 to 33.
  • Cayman Islands -- Nos. 1 to 11.
  • Gibraltar -- Nos. 20 to 24.
  • Jersey -- Nos. 11 to 14.
  • Belize -- Nos. 38 to 50.

© Peter Symes 2003