Queen’s Diamond Jubilee portrait unveiled

A new portrait photograph of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh sitting together at their home in  Windsor Castle has been revealed today.

The double portrait was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, London, to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.  The photograph was taken by the German artist Thomas Struth on the 7th April this year and also coincides with the Duke of Edinburgh’s 90th birthday, which took place earlier this month.

The portrait will form part of the  touring exhibtion The Queen: Art & Image and will go on display at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh tomorrow.

James Holloway, director of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, said: ”I have no doubt that Thomas Struth’s impressive and tender portrait of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh will be seen as one of the definitive images of the Royal Family”.

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