A new Diamond Jubilee portrait of the Queen has been released by Buckingham Palace today. The photograph, taken to mark the 60th anniversary of the accession to the throne of Queen Elizabeth II, was taken in the Centre Room of Buckingham Palace by John Swannell.
The Queen wears a state dress by the designer Angela Kelly, the State Diadem crown, as well as the Collet necklace, which was worn by Queen Victoria on her own diamond jubilee in 1897. This year's jubilee celebrations will take place from 2 to 5 June.
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