Wednesday 17 January 2018

Legendary lensman snaps queen on her 88th birthday

This portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by the renowned British photographer David Bailey CBE
This portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by the renowned British photographer David Bailey CBE

Tim Moynihan and Gregory Walton PA

A picture of Britain's Queen Elizabeth by acclaimed photographer David Bailey has been released to mark her 88th birthday today.

The photograph of the monarch was taken at Buckingham Palace in March and commissioned on behalf of the UK government's GREAT Britain campaign. The image will be used to support the campaign, which aims to highlight Britain as a world-class destination for trade, tourism, investment and education.

The queen is wearing pearls and a dress by Angela Kelly, who has served as senior dresser to her since 2002.

Bailey (76) said: "I've always been a huge fan of the queen. She has very kind eyes with a mischievous glint. I've always liked strong women and she is a very strong woman."

Press Association

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