Buckingham Palace has released a new photo to mark Accession Day 2022: the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s reign and the start of her Platinum Jubilee on Sunday, 6 February.
The Queen is with one of her famous red boxes which contain documents updating Her Majesty on events in Parliament, the Commonwealth and overseas matters as well as State papers requiring her signature and Royal assent.
Sometimes Private Secretaries deliver daily papers to The Queen in person.
Queen Elizabeth is wearing two diamond ivy clips, which were a 21st birthday gift from The Queen Mother, on 21 April 1947.
A photo of The Queen’s beloved father King George VI, who passed away on 6 February 1952, can be seen on the left, behind the red box.
Photographer Chris Jackson from Getty Images took the photo of Queen Elizabeth in the Saloon at Sandringham House a few days earlier.
‘HM The Queen has reigned for 70 years. She becomes the first monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. It was an honour to capture this image of HM to recognise this milestone, doing what she does best, getting on with the job as she works on papers from her iconic red box,’ Chris Jackson said via Twitter.