Saturday 19 March 2011

New Portrait of the Queen

Lord Belmont In Northern Ireland reports on a new photographic portrait of Her Majesty The Queen, recently unveiled at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh in a ceremony conducted by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, in honour of the Parliament's tenth anniversary. The portrait was taken by a young photographer, twenty-four year-old Shaun Murawski, who received the commission as part of a country-wide search for Scotland's young artistic talent.

Mr. Murawski said, "I still feel hugely grateful to be given such an opportunity at my age ... For me the portrait captures what a moment in Her Majesty's company feels like. She is an extraordinary human being in all her benevolence and warmth."
The portrait was taken in the throne room at Holyroodhouse Palace, Edinburgh, the Royal Family's official residence in Scotland. 

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