Queen’s sweet tribute to her ‘dad’ King George VI in portrait released by the Royal Family

The Royal Family has released a never-before-seen picture on the eve of Her Majesty the Queen’s funeral.

It was photographed earlier this year at Windsor Castle, showing the Queen smiling while wearing some of her favorite jewellery.

Her Majesty was dressed in a light blue dress, adorned with a stunning pair of aquamarine and diamond clip brooches.

The brooches, worn individually on top of each other, were the 18th birthday of her beloved ‘Papa’, George VI, in April 1944.

The royal family has released a never-before-seen portrait of the Queen on the eve of her funeral.  The picture was taken earlier this year at Windsor Castle

The royal family has released a never-before-seen portrait of the Queen on the eve of her funeral. The picture was taken earlier this year at Windsor Castle

She wore her aquamarine and diamond clip brooches, one on top of the other separately, on her 18th birthday from her beloved 'dad', George VI, in April 1944.

She wore her aquamarine and diamond clip brooches, one on top of the other separately, on her 18th birthday from her beloved ‘dad’, George VI, in April 1944.

She also wore her three-strand pearl necklace, which seemed to be the same as the one she wore in her last photo (pictured), when she met Prime Minister Liz Truss at Balmoral Castle, Scotland

She also wore her three-strand pearl necklace, which seemed to be the same as the one she wore in her last photo (pictured), when she met Prime Minister Liz Truss at Balmoral Castle, Scotland

The emperor also wore pearl and diamond earrings and a three-stranded pearl necklace.

They appear to be the same earrings the Princess of Wales has worn four times in the past week to pay tribute to the late monarch.

Meanwhile, the necklace appears to be the one she wore in her last known photo, when she met with Prime Minister Liz Truss at Balmoral Castle a few days before her death.

Throughout her life, the Queen amassed a jewelery collection full of family heirlooms, priceless treasures and gifts from world leaders.

The emperor was rarely seen wearing his clothes without diamonds, pearls or gems, with royal commentators sometimes suggesting that he used the pieces to send untold signals.

Particular attention was paid to her brooch: Her Majesty often chose one in relation to the person, country or organization she was visiting.

The Queen was rarely seen without a dazzling array of diamonds, pearls and gems adorning her bright and colorful clothes (pictured, her favorite pearl necklace, earrings and one of her favorite brooches at the 2022 Platinum Jubilee celebrations) wearing a Kensington Bow brooch)

The Queen was rarely seen without a dazzling array of diamonds, pearls and gems adorning her bright and colorful clothes (pictured, her favorite pearl necklace, earrings and one of her favorite brooches at the 2022 Platinum Jubilee celebrations) wearing a Kensington Bow brooch)

There was a huge selection of brooches, with over 100 in the Queen's personal collection.  One of his favorites was the Cullinan V brooch given to Queen Mary, the Queen's grandmother, by the people of South Africa in 1910 (pictured wearing it during a visit to Tuvalu in the South Pacific)

There was a huge selection of brooches, with over 100 in the Queen’s personal collection. One of his favorites was the Cullinan V brooch given to Queen Mary, the Queen’s grandmother, by the people of South Africa in 1910 (pictured wearing it during a visit to Tuvalu in the South Pacific)

The Queen is believed to have over 100 brooches in her collection.

The late Queen adored the Art Deco-style boucher clip worn in the portrait released on Sunday evening.

They are made of aquamarine and diamonds and combine baguette, oval and round stones in a distinctive design from the 1940s.

The distinctive style of the brooch – often used by Cartier – led many jewelry experts to believe that the clips were actually a work of the brand, which is why they are often incorrectly identified as Cartier aquamarine clips.

The clip can be worn several different ways: as a matching clip, over the shoulder or as a single brooch.

The Queen usually wore them on her left shoulder as a separate clip on top of the other.

Due to the translucent nature of the jewellery, the queen usually wore them with blue or light purple clothing that accentuated the natural colour.

She wore the piece on several occasions over the years, during her televised message on the 75th anniversary of VE Day in May 2020.

Meanwhile, although at times the Queen was at times associated with her incredible royal collection of priceless crowns, intricate brooches and dazzling diamond earrings, she was, like many English women of a certain age, most comfortable in her pearls.

One of the royal's favorites was the Kensington Bow brooch, a wedding gift from the residents of Kensington to her grandmother in 1893, which cost £450 (about £40,000 today).  (pictured while visiting the University of Bristol in 2005)

One of the royal’s favorites was the Kensington Bow brooch, a wedding gift from the residents of Kensington to her grandmother in 1893, which cost £450 (about £40,000 today). (pictured while visiting the University of Bristol in 2005)

The Carrington sapphire feather brooch (pictured) was a gift from Carrington Jewelers, one of 2,500 wedding gifts given to the Queen upon her wedding with Prince Philip.  A fine diamond feather with a sapphire center, it was always paired with blue or purple, as it was here in 2019

The Carrington sapphire feather brooch (pictured) was a gift from Carrington Jewelers, one of 2,500 wedding gifts given to the Queen upon her wedding with Prince Philip. A fine diamond feather with a sapphire center, it was always paired with blue or purple, as it was here in 2019

Pearls were the queen’s first ‘serious’ jewellery.

When her grandfather George V celebrated his silver jubilee in 1935, he gave pearl necklaces to both of his granddaughters.

Elizabeth has two stunning necklaces in today’s collection – an 18th-century Queen Anne pearl necklace and a 50-pearl Queen Caroline necklace, both given as wedding gifts from her father.

Her favorite necklace for quiet days was its single-strand version, one of the first pieces she acquired, and much in the English tradition, matched by the timeless elegance of her treasured pearl and diamond studs.

When it came to earrings, the queen was as fond of pearls as her necklace.

She would often choose a simple stud or pearl drop for her daily looks.

From day to day, the queen would often choose between two almost identical pearl earrings.

The royal’s favorite earrings for casual wear were simple Queen Mary’s button earrings, which featured a single pearl with a tiny diamond on top.

Meanwhile she wears Ladies of Devonshire earrings for more formal daytime events such as Diamond Jubilee Service or Order of the Garter Service as well as evening occasions.

Queen Mary gave Devonshire earrings as a wedding gift to her granddaughter, Princess Elizabeth, in 1947.

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