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Queen Elizabeth II She was preparing for her 80th birthday in 2006 when she was photographed by the then 81-year-old Jane Bone.
Bone captured the Queen at Buckingham Palace looking serene as she sat with a slight smile on her face as she looked away from the camera. The photo was taken in February of that year, a few weeks before his 80th birthday on April 21.
“Queen Elizabeth II chose Jane Bowne for a photographic portrait at the start of her eightieth birthday. Bowne (aged octogenarian) has worked as a professional photographer since the late 1940s,” reads a description of the image from the Royal Collection Trust. People magazine.
The Royal Collection Trust’s description of the photograph reads: “Head and shoulder length portrait photograph of Queen Elizabeth II (b.1926) seated facing right, head slightly towards the camera. She looks forward and smiles. She wears a three strand. pearl necklace, pearl earrings, light jacket and light blouse.”
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According to the Milli.Az news portal, although Bown once insulted himself in front of the Queen and called himself a “hack”, he was awarded the CBE and MBE during his career (Order of the British Empire awards) “for his outstanding contribution to photography”. Portrait Gallery and he was also made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.
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“I’m not an artist, I’m just a hack,” Bown told Queen Elizabeth in 1995, when the queen, who presented him with a CBE, called him an “artist” for his work, the Guardian reported.
A black-and-white portrait was used to announce his death on social media on Thursday.
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“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” the royal family said in a statement. “The King and Queen Consort will stay at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow.”
Bown also photographed other members of the royal family during his career, including the then Prince Charles, Princess Margaret and Princess Anne.
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The National Portrait Gallery said that Bowe “impressed with his simple, natural poses, usually black and white portraits taken with available light”.
Bown died in 2014.
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