In the photo, Queen Elizabeth is smiling and looking over her shoulder. She’s wearing a fluffy fur coat, along with a ruffled fascinator.
“In this very special #PlatinumJubilee year, we celebrate Her Majesty The Queen and her historic 70 years of service on #IWD2022,” the caption read. “Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and Head of State, The Queen’s extraordinary reign has been longer than any other monarch in British history—inspiring a nation and dedicating her life to the service of the Commonwealth and its people.”
Last month, The Royal Collection Trust celebrated the queen’s Platinum Jubilee by sharing a vintage portrait from her first days as a monarch. “On this day 70 years ago, just twenty days after her accession to the throne, The Queen sat for her first official portraits as Sovereign,” the caption read. “These iconic photographs were taken by Dorothy Wilding to produce portraits to use as the basis for The Queen’s image on new coins, banknotes and stamps, as well as providing the official portrait of Her Majesty which was sent to every British embassy throughout the world.”