Counting Down to the Platinum Jubilee
20 Days to Go
Artist Raphael Maklouf FRSA created a stylised effigy for the third definitive coinage portrait of Her Majesty. He explained his purpose ‘… was to sculpt a symbol and not just a photographic image’.
30 Days to Go
In 2007, Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh became the first couple in the Royal Family to celebrate a Diamond wedding anniversary.
40 Days to Go
The Queen is the monarch of the United Kingdom but also has a duty to the 54 countries and almost 2.5 billion members of the Commonwealth.
50 Days to Go
Her Majesty is a proud Guide! She enrolled in 1937 at the age of 11 and became Patron of Girlguiding in 1952, which is a title she still holds today.
60 Days to Go
In 1952, the sculptor Mary Gillick created The Queen’s first coinage portrait. It was a light and fresh depiction of the young monarch wearing a classical laurel wreath.