The Portraits of Queen Elizabeth II

Portrait 31

Date of Original Image: 2011
The image is engraved from an official portrait, commissioned to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The photograph of Her Majesty shows her wearing her New Zealand honours. The photograph was taken by London-based photographer, Julian Calder, in the Blue Room of Buckingham Palace.
The Queen is wearing the Sovereign’s insignia of the Order of New Zealand, the New Zealand Order of Merit, Star, Sash and Badge and The Queen’s Service Order. The Queen wears the Diamond Fern brooch presented by the women of Auckland in 1953 on her right shoulder.
The Queen is also wearing the historic Hanoverian Fringe Tiara and matching necklace. The Tiara was made in 1830 from diamonds in the possession of King George III, and inherited by Queen Victoria. The Tiara was worn by The Queen on her wedding day on 20 November 1947. It previously had been worn by her grandmother, Queen Mary, and her mother, Queen Elizabeth. The necklace was made for Queen Victoria from stones from other items.
Use of this Portrait:
  • New Zealand $20.00 issue of 2016.

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