A new official portrait of Queen Elizabeth was releseased by the Canadian government

Queen Elizabeth is wearing Sovereign of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit and Modern Sapphire Tiara and George VI Sapphire parure

On Friday October 16, a new official portrait of Queen Elizabeth taken by Chris Jackson at Windsor Castle in March 2019 was officialy released by the Canadian government in honour of her ties to the Commonwealth nation. The new portrait will hang in Canadian government buildings, schools, and legislatures around the country as well as Canadian Embassies and High Commissions abroad.

Queen Elizabeth is wearing Sovereign of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit and Modern Sapphire Tiara and George VI Sapphire parure

In the portrait, the Queen is wearing her Canadian insignia, as Sovereign of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit. The Queen is also wearing her Modern Sapphire Tiara and George VI Sapphire Parure. Queen Elizabeth's headdress is the Belgian sapphire tiara, made from a 19th century sapphire necklace that once belonged to Princess Louise of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Princess Louise of Belgium).

Queen Elizabeth is wearing Sovereign of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit and Modern Sapphire Tiara and George VI Sapphire parure

The necklace and earrings are known as the "King George VI Victorian Suite". The suite was given to the Queen as a wedding gift in 1947 by her father, King George VI. The jewels are believed to date from the mid-19th century. The bracelet was added to the set in the 1960s.

Queen Elizabeth is wearing Sovereign of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit and Modern Sapphire Tiara and George VI Sapphire parure

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    1. Fully agree! I cannot help but notice the striking resemblance of P. Charlotte with her Gan-gan - they have identical eyes, nose, mouth, the look, the smile... None of her children or other grand- and great-grandchildren resemble her as much as P. Charlotte, a true Mini-Me :-) You look at this picture and it is like looking into the future, a portrait of P. Charlotte in 2070!

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  2. Maria from Italy10/17/20, 3:11 PM

    What a magnificent portrait!!
    Speechless.

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  3. So grateful we have this wonderful portrait of Her Majesty.

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  4. A beautiful woman, captured in a regal manner. I wonder why she never wears a higher collar. Can you imagine if she had worn a turtleneck silk blouse or something similar, how that would have shown off the lovely necklace even more. Lovely photo.

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  5. The only thing I can add is that her hands look amazing! No age spots. I wonder if it is the gloves, or a good product, or perhaps a combination of both?

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  6. So depressing the beautiful country of Canada won’t get rid of her as head of state.

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    1. Depressing? Why? Is she a heartless corrupt dictator without sound morals or of bad character? There are many heads of state who would have one's head, in a manner of speaking or action, for expressing this opinion. Kind regards.

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    2. Maria from Italy10/18/20, 8:25 PM

      @Beatrix
      Agreed.

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    3. WHAT:
      I fell off my chair when I read your comment.
      Luckily, I've got some thick carpet on the floor which helped to soften my fall.

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    4. Maria from Italy10/19/20, 11:09 AM

      @Deadeggs
      You are super!!
      That was happening to me too.

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    5. Dear Mim. Next time you're going to post a comment like that, can you please give us a bit of warning so that there's time to put our seat belts on.
      I've still got a few aches and pains caused by my fall off my chair :-))

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    6. Maria from Italy10/21/20, 1:59 PM

      @Deadeggs
      Your comments are unequaled!!
      Yes, I want to sign your petition.
      We still have aches, pains, bruises after falling off our chairs...
      Dear Mim, have mercy on us and warn us in advance, please.
      Thank you.

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    7. Maria from Italy10/21/20, 3:18 PM

      @Deadeggs
      * subscribe your petition

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  7. Beatrix,
    Canadians deserve a Canadian head of state.

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  8. Mim - Canada is a constitutional monarchy and doesn't run to Queen Elizabeth for approval on everything it does. She has representatives in every Commonwealth country and Canada like other Commonwealth countries has its own Parliament. It seems to be mostly Americans who criticize how other countries run their own affairs, especially regarding a monarchy. ~Laurel~

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    1. Maria from Italy10/18/20, 10:41 PM

      @Laurel
      Agree.
      I suppose there is a lack of information about how the Commonwealth countries home affairs are run and what is the exact role of the Queen.
      Moreover, I would suggest studying a little more about the Commonwealth history and how it has developed from some the so called ' dominions', just to begin with.
      I doubt that a native Canadian would ever have written a comment like the one above.

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  9. I am very well aware of how the Commonwealth works.
    Let me assure you of that there is a strong republican movement in Canada http://canadian-republic.ca/home.html

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    1. Maria from Italy10/19/20, 11:07 AM

      Yes, I for one know there is one, as in other Commenwealth countries.
      It does not surprise me.
      We have a Republic here in Italy and there are still monarchical movements ,fancy that!
      Despite Italian history should be known by all Italians ,some still think monarchy could be the winning solution, even though it proved to be a failure during and after World War II.
      Having a clear vision of historical facts and of the actual role Queen Elizabeth II is playing in the Commonwealth countries nowadays could be of help.

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  10. Her Majesty looks lovely; and resplendent. The sapphires may be large ;but they are not cut very well; the colour is blue grey rather than a bright blue; compare these stones to Duchess Catherine's engagement ring. Her Majesty brings continuity and stability; how corrupt some politicians are. Queen Elizabeth is also Queen of Australia; she does not cost us one cent; and we get billions worth of happiness, priceless.

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    1. Maria from Italy10/19/20, 2:37 PM

      What a beautiful comment!
      I did not notice the different colour of the Queen's sapphires , but now I am looking at them more carefully and I must say you are right.
      I remember reading a very famous biography about Princess Diana.
      I read that she was shown a series of sapphires on a tray to choose from for her engagement ring.
      She chose "the bluest".
      It still shines on Catherine's finger and this touches me deeply.

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