Buckingham Palace on the eve of the queen’s funeral released an unseen portrait of the late Queen Elizabeth II smiling brightly.
The photo was taken by photographer Ranald Mackechnie in May before the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The picture shows the late monarch dressed in blue, beaming at the camera at Windsor Castle.
She donned her favourite three-strand pearl necklace, an aquamarine and diamond clip brooches which were an 18th birthday present from her father, George VI, in 1944.
See photo below;