Wednesday, 16 March 2011

New Portrait of HM

BBC Scotland reports a new photographic portrait of Her Majesty The Queen, who is wearing a white gown. It has been unveiled at the Scottish Parliament. The image was taken by Shaun Murawski, 24, who received the commission as part of a competition to mark the 10th anniversary of the Scottish Parliament.

The Princess Royal unveiled the portrait during a ceremony in the building's main hall.

Mr Murawski said: "I still feel hugely grateful to be given such an opportunity at my age ... For me the portrait captures what a moment in Her Majesty's company feels like. She is an extraordinary human being in all her benevolence and warmth".

The picture also shows HM wearing a diamond thistle broach, which had belonged to Queen Mary, while she looks to her right.

It was taken in the Palace of Holyroodhouse's Throne Room in July, 2010.


Anonymous said...

Isn't it a lovely one... I think she looks wonderful x j

Timothy Belmont said...

Yes, it's a VG photo indeed.