Queen’s virtual visit to the unveiling of her new portrait

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Queen Elizabeth attended the first ever virtual unveiling of her new portrait at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.(FCO). During a video call for the remote unveiling ceremony, she spoke with the artist Miriam Escofet, who was commissioned by the FCO. The portrait depicts the Queen sitting in the White Dressing Room at the Windsor Castle wearing a blue dress, a pearl necklace, earrings and a drop brooch. The artist was given two half hour sittings with the Queen and it took her 7 months to complete it.
Undated handout photo released Saturday July 25, 2020, by the Royal Communications, showing the unveiling in London of a new portrait of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II by artist Miriam Escofet, left, with Simon McDonald, Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Head of the Diplomatic Service, right. The painting was commissioned by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), as a ‘lasting tribute to her service’ to diplomacy. The Queen paid a virtual visit to the FCO via video call, to hear about their response to the COVID-19 outbreak and join the unveiling of the new portrait. (Foreign and Commonwealth Office via AP)
The final touches were done during the lockdown period. The portrait will be hung in the reception area of the FCO’s new London headquarters after it gets completed next year. The picture of the portrait was posted on Instagram and has received more than 270,000 likes so far
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