In partnership with

Social media remembers Kwaito singer Mandoza as his funeral service is underway in Soweto

WATCH: We decided to give three middle-aged people the opportunity to try social media for the very first time

Buckingham Palace releases portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

2016-06-10 18:00
 

London — Buckingham Palace has released a new Annie Leibovitz portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to mark the final celebrations of her 90th birthday and to celebrate her husband Prince Philip's 95th birthday.

The monarch is shown in a soft-toned image with Prince Philip at Windsor Castle just after Easter. Both are smiling, but only just.

The queen, Britain's oldest and longest-reigning monarch, turned 90 on 21 April. She usually celebrates her birthday privately, but this year's milestone served as the jumping off point for weeks of celebrations.

Her birthday will be marked officially — as usual — with the Trooping the Colour ceremony on Saturday.

A lunch on the Mall, the road leading to Buckingham Palace, will be held on Sunday to celebrate the queen's patronage of 600 organizations, together with street parties and events around the country.

See the portrait here:

 

Recent News

Prince William has talked of 'dark moments' in his job as an air ambulance pilot. Read More »

Kensington Palace announced that Prince William and his wife Kate will bring their two young children on their official visit to Canada. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.