NEW PORTRAIT QUEEN ELIZABETH
UNITED KINGDOM

NEW PORTRAIT OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

Last week, Queen Elizabeth II paid a virtual visit to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to hear about their COVID-19 response and take part in the virtual unveiling of a new portrait of Her Majesty.



The new portrait of Her Majesty – unveiled at the start of the call – was commissioned by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and pays tribute to The Queen’s contribution to British diplomacy, having visited over 100 countries throughout her reign.

The painting will be hung at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in King Charles Street building in London and greet visitors from across the world.

This portrait, by Spanish painter Miriam Escofet, is a fitting tribute to her lifetime of service.

The new portrait features Her Majesty wearing a blue dress and The Duchess of Cambridge’s Pearl Brooch Pendant at the White Drawing Room in Windsor Castle.



During the video call, The Queen praised the work of Foreign & Commonwealth Office staff for their role in:

  • Helping British travellers to return home as part of the UK’s largest-ever peacetime repatriation.
  • ‪Securing the delivery of over 16m items of Personal Protective Equipment from overseas, distributed to key workers‬ fighting the virus on the frontline.
  • ‪Working with other countries to develop a vaccine.

Her Majesty spoke to:

  • Sir Simon McDonald, Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Head of the Diplomatic Service.
  • Spanish portrai painter Miriam Escofet.
  • Sanjibita Tariang from the British Deputy High Commission in Kolkata, India.
  • Aletheia Bligh-Flower, who leads the FCO Vaccines team.

For the video call, The Queen wore yellow dress with printed blue flowers and the Women of Hampshire Brooch.



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