Queen Elizabeth II has marked her Platinum Jubilee celebration weekend with a new official photo and a short message. This Jubilee is a historic event – QEII is the first British monarch to celebrate 70 years on the throne. This kicks off a weekend of Jubilee events including Trooping the Color, several concerts, and a service of thanksgiving.
The photo was taken on May 25, 2022 in the Victoria Vestibule at Windsor Castle by photographer Ranald Mackechnie. HM is wearing a dress designed by Angela Kelly.
Her Majesty said in a statement:
Thank you to everyone who has been involved in convening communities, families, neighbours and friends to mark my Platinum Jubilee, in the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth. I know that many happy memories will be created at these festive occasions.
I continue to be inspired by the goodwill shown to me, and hope that the coming days will provide an opportunity to reflect on all that has been achieved during the last seventy years, as we look to the future with confidence and enthusiasm.Royal.uk