The Queen Unveils New Regal Portrait Of Herself

It's one of Her Majesty's most royal looks to date

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A new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II has gone on display in the Royal Dining Room at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, the Queen’s official royal residence in Scotland reports E! News.

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The oil painting by artist Nicky Philipps shows Her Majesty looking very regal in ceremonial robes and Order of Thistle collar, which features a pendant of St. Andrews — the highest order of chivalry in Scotland, sayPeople.

“It’s nerve-wracking, but it is enormous fun,” Philipps told MSN about the commissioned portrait, which is thought to be based on a photograph by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz.

The background of the painting depicts a view of Salisbury Crags, which are a series of cliffs in nearby Holyrood Park, reports E!. The Queen finished off her look with a white dress underneath the robe and pearl drop earrings. The Queen wore the same emerald green velvet cape back in July for the annual Order of the Thistle service.

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Philipps has painted The Queen twice before. Her last work was for The Queen’s 90th birthday in 2016, and was commissioned by The Company of Archers, the sovereign’s body guards in Scotland.

“It was an enormous privilege to paint this portrait for The Royal Company and I very much hope the Archers feel it is a worthy representation of our Monarch,” Philipps wrote on her official website about the piece.

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According to the Royal Family’s official Twitter, this isn’t the only new piece of art staring QEII. Another portrait done by Stuart Brown was unveiled at Windsor Castle, which was commissioned by the Royal Air Force regiment to celebrate its 75th anniversary.

“The painting shows The Queen in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle,” they wrote. “Her Majesty is wearing a brooch presented to her by the RAF Regiment, which shows the Astral Crown and crossed Lee Enfield rifles.”

This article originally appeared on Harper’s Bazaar UK.

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