Queen Elizabeth II honored by Commonwealth Canada with official portrait | Royal | News


The Queen was photographed by photographer Chris Jackson in 2019, who is now the official portrait of the monarch in Canada. The country’s government will display its image in government buildings, schools and embassies in honor of Canada’s ties to the Queen across the Commonwealth. The royal family has special ties to the country, with the monarch making more official trips to Canada than to any other country.

The portrait was officially unveiled on Twitter yesterday by Mr. Jackson.
He sees the Queen wearing the Sovereign of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit as she strikes a royal pose.

Mr. Jackson said: “It was an incredible honor to have the opportunity to photograph Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on behalf of the Canadian government for her official Canadian portrait which was released today.

Although it was revealed yesterday, the image dates back to March 2019.

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The Order of Military Merit was created in 1972 to honor Canadian soldiers for their outstanding service.

The Queen is its highest ranking member and serves as a source of honor as Sovereign, meaning that only she can create an order, decoration or medal for a Canadian citizen.

She also received the Sovereign of the Order of Canada in 1970 from the then Governor General Roland Michener.

The monarch is also pictured with the Belgian sapphire tiara and George VI sapphire necklace she received as a wedding present from her father, King George VI.

While the Queen is only ceremonial head of state for Canada, she has twice delivered speeches from the throne of Canada.

The first came in 1957, when she first visited Canada as reigning monarch.

During the four-day visit, she opened up the country’s parliament as she does in the UK.

The second came in 1977 as part of his Silver Jubilee tour.

The Queen also has a special brooch with historical ties to Canada, passed down from her mother, Queen Elizabeth.

The Queen Mother received the Diamond Maple Leaf Brooch by King George VI ahead of his historic tour of Canada in 1939, marking the first-ever visit to the country by a member of the Royal Family.

Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall was loaned the brooch during her first official visit with Prince Charles to Canada in November 2009.

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William also received the brooch during a tour of Canada in 2011.


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