Ahead of Queen Elizabeth II‘s funeral on Sept 19, the British royal family released her final portrait that was taken before her death on Sept 8.
On Sept 18, the Royal family’s official Instagram account called @theroyalfamily released the touching portrait with the caption
, “Ahead of Her Majesty The Queen’s Funeral, a new photograph has been released. It was taken this year to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee,
as she became the first British Monarch to reach this milestone. Tomorrow, millions will come together to commemorate her remarkable life.”
In the photo, we see the late Queen smile from ear to ear back during her Platinum Jubilee.
These brooches were incredibly important to her because they were gifted to her on her 18th birthday by her beloved ‘Papa’ George VI back in April 1944, per Daily Mail.
It’s a wonderful thing that her final portrait honors both her long reign and one of the most important people that were in her life.