Canadian photographer captures portrait of The Queen for Canada’s 150th
To mark the 105th anniversary of Confederation, Buckingham Palace releases a photographic portrait of Her Majesty The Queen, captured by Canadian photographer Ian Leslie Macdonald.
In the portrait, Her Majesty is seen wearing the Canadian maple leaf brooch she inherited from her mother in 2002. The brooch, made of platinum and set with diamonds, was given to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother by her husband King George VI, to mark their visit to Canada in 1939.
It has since been loaned to Princess Elizabeth, the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duchess of Cambridge for their first visits to Canada.
Macdonald’s portrait was issued as the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were on their 3-day tour of Canada from June 29 to July 1.
Macdonald, a Toronto-based photographer, is the regimental photographer to the 48th Highlanders of Canada. He was also selected to take an official portrait of Her Majesty to commemorate the Queen’s platinum anniversary as Colonel-in-Chief of the regiment in 2017.
His Excellency the Right Honorable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, noted the Queen’s “steadfast devotion” in her service to Canada.
“The release of this photographic portrait of The Queen wearing the maple leaf brooch is a fitting image of her love for this country and its people on the 150th anniversary of Confederation,” he said.