Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Queen Unveiles Her Portrait Marking Six Decades Of Patronage at Windsor Castle on October 14, 2016 in Windsor, England.

The Duchess of Cambridge with artist Nick Cuthell at a state reception at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, where the royal couple unveiled a portrait of the Queen in 2014

A childhood portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, circa 1928

A striking new portrait of the Queen clad in her garter robes has been unveiled to celebrate her six decades as a patron of the Red Cross. The monarch unveiled the portrait on Friday October 14, 2016 at Windsor Castle

British artist Henry Ward shows Queen Elizabeth II his portrait of her, marking six decades of patronage to the British Red Cross, which has been unveiled at Windsor Castle on October 14, 2016 in Windsor, England. The Queen is the longest-serving patron of the charity, which supports people in crisis in the UK and overseas.


Queen Elizabeth II views a portrait of herself by British artist Henry Ward, marking six decades of patronage to the British Red Cross, which has been unveiled at Windsor Castle


Queen Elizabeth II views a portrait of herself by British artist Henry Ward, marking six decades of patronage to the British Red Cross, which has been unveiled at Windsor Castle on October 14, 2016 in Windsor, England.


The Queen is the longest-serving patron of the charity, which supports people in crisis in the UK and overseas, so looked thrilled to view her portrait 

British artist Henry Ward shows Queen Elizabeth II his portrait of her


Queen Elizabeth II meets Red Cross Vice President Maria Shammas (left) and CEO of the Co-Op Richard Pennycook as Patron of the Berkshire Red Cross John Nike and Lady de Haan look on, at the unveiling of a portrait of her by British artist Henry Ward

Queen Elizabeth II meets (left to right) artist Henry Ward and his wife alongside Red Cross Vice President Maria Shammas (centre) at the unveiling of a portrait of her by the British artist


Queen Elizabeth II meets Patron of the Berkshire Red Cross John Nike and Lady de Haan (second left)


Queen Elizabeth II meets Sir Roger de Haan and Lady de Haan, at the unveiling of a portrait of her by British artist Henry Ward, marking six decades of patronage to the British Red Cross


Queen Elizabeth meets Red Cross Executive Director of Fundraising Mark Astarita (left) and Red Cross Chief Executive Michael Adamson (right)


Queen Elizabeth II meets Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Red Cross David Bernstein (centre) and Red Cross Chief Executive Michael Adamson (right)



There have been plenty of portraits of the Queen unveiled in the past including this one. (L - R) WRU President Dennis Gethin, WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis, First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones and artist Dan Llywelyn Hall at the unveiling of the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff in 2013. The painting, which Hall named Icon, is permanently housed at the national stadium after being produced to honour the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation


Chris Levine took many portraits of the Queen as a study for his finished holographic work, some of which, including this eyes-closed picture, have won him much admiration

A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Riccardo Macarron,commissioned by The Blues and Royals


Rupert Alexander's portrait of Her Majesty The Queen, which was unveiled at the Royal Warrant Holders Association in London in 2010. The artist said: 'The Queen was friendly and talkative and humorous and was cracking jokes and telling me anecdotes during the sittings'



A painting of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by artist Justin Mortimer entitled 'The Queen' in the National Portrait Gallery's exhibition 'The Queen: Art & Image' in 2016. The exhibition featured a wide-ranging display of images of The Queen from throughout her 60 year reign
Queen Elizabeth II meets Sir Roger de Haan and Lady de Haan at the unveiling of a portrait of her by British artist Henry Ward, marking six decades of patronage to the British Red Cross, which has been unveiled at Windsor Castle on October 14, 2016 in Windsor, England.

Queen Elizabeth II views a portrait of herself by British artist Henry Ward, marking six decades of patronage to the British Red Cross, which has been unveiled at Windsor Castle on October 14, 2016 in Windsor, England.

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