Prior to the funeral, Buckingham Palace unveils a new portrait of Queen Elizabeth
The late monarch is seen smiling in the photograph, which was shot by Ranald Mackechnie in May 2022 in Windsor Castle ahead of the queen’s Platinum Jubilee festivities, which marked 70 years in power. She is wearing a blue gown, pearl earrings, and a triple-strand pearl necklace.
According to the BBC, she also wore aquamarine and diamond clip brooches that her father, King George VI, gave her for her 18th birthday in 1944.
In this handout photo issued by Buckingham Palace on Sept. 18, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II is photographed at Windsor Castle in May 2022. (Photo: Royal Household/Ranald Mackechnie via Getty Images)
The queen wore the brooches when she delivered her Diamond Jubilee message — for her 60 years on the throne in 2012 — as well as during her address honoring the 75th anniversary of VE Day in 2020, marking 75 years since the end of World War II.
“Never give up, never despair – that was the message of VE Day”
An address by Her Majesty The Queen on the 75th anniversary of VE Day #VEDay75 pic.twitter.com/prgBXCdRHF— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 8, 2020
The official Twitter page of the Royal Family on Monday also shared a heartfelt video including several photos of the queen over the years, with a note in part reading: “Remembering Our Queen.”
Remembering Our Queen.
Today people from across the UK, Commonwealth and around the world will pay tribute to the extraordinary life and reign of Her Majesty The Queen. pic.twitter.com/yuFxoo6Gdu— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 19, 2022
Camilla, the queen consort, paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth as part of a BBC broadcast which aired Sunday evening.
“She’s got those wonderful blue eyes, that when she smiles, you know, they light up her whole face,” Camilla said. “I’ll always remember that smile. That smile is unforgettable.”
A note from King Charles III was also made public, thanking the people of Britain and the entire globe for their kind words following the passing of his mother.
According to Reuters, he stated, “As we prepare to say our final goodbyes, I wanted to simply take this moment to say thank you to all those numerous individuals who have been such a help and comfort to my family and myself in this time of sadness.”
The queen passed away at the age of 96 on Sept. 8 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, after he doctors had previously placed her “under medical supervision.”
She was the country’s longest-reigning monarch.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.