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Old 05-07-2008, 05:18 PM
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good lord, what horrendous pictures of them. Couldn't they get a better photographer? HM is still one of the most photogenic people on the planet!

That necklace.. good lord. Spectacular!
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:40 PM
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In the first picture, Her Majesty looks like there's something horrendous hovering over the photographer's shoulder!

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good lord, what horrendous pictures of them. Couldn't they get a better photographer? HM is still one of the most photogenic people on the planet!

That necklace.. good lord. Spectacular!
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Old 05-08-2008, 09:06 AM
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Oh, and couldn't they at least have had her wearing the State Diadem? I mean, that tiara is nice and all, but it's just not regal enough for the <i>official</i> portrait.
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Old 05-12-2008, 02:46 AM
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If the diadem is considered part of the crown jewels (I think it is, but I'm not sure), then it can't be taken out of the UK. The portraits could be done in the UK, but then the Queen would be wearing something that she never had an opportunity to wear in Canada.
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:33 AM
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Right, of course--I had forgotten it was considered part of the set.
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:16 AM
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Hey aren`t there any portraits of Princess Diana and Charles together???
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You can find a few ones here, Angl3 : http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ts-1652-9.html
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Old 05-24-2008, 10:06 AM
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Thanx a lot!!!
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:01 PM
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With all the news about the new portrait of Camilla, it's got me wondering if there has been any official portraits of Sophie or Sophie & Edward together. Does anyone know?
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:38 PM
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I didn't know that there was a new portrait of Mrs. Parker-Bowles. Is it a glamorous pic in a tiara?
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:35 AM
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Check out the Duchess of Cornwall thread - there appears to be pretty universal approval for the portrait ( not a tiara in sight)
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:46 AM
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I have carried out a little investigation & am now going to answer my own question
Found this portrait of Sophie by Richard Stone which apparently was commissioned for Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps - I think Sophie must be their patron

There is quite a collection of Royal portraits on this link

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I don't know if the Stone portrait of Sophie is very flattering. It seems to lack her animation, maybe because it doesn't show her very charming freckles?
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:18 PM
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Yes I agree, the face lacks character & the dress/tiara tend to dominate.
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:59 PM
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Sophie came across looking....well, stony, in the Richard Stone portrait. If the slight crease around the mouth was ment to immitate Mona Lisa, the painter didn't succeed. Instead, it was as if her mood was of a simmering anger at the time of the portrait sittings. The rest of the colour pallet wasn't much inspirational either. Scrolling through his other royal subjects, one get the feeling his favorite was the late Queen Mother.
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I didn't think Stone's portrait of Princess Margaret was flattering at all. It seemed she had the flu when she sat for it, and I think it shows.
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An interesting little article I found concerning the same portrait painter & Edward & Sophie.
Wedding portrait for Sophie & Edward
I wonder if he's still working on it
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I adore all of the pictures Sophie's does look abit strange adore the outfit though.
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:36 PM
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This is certainly an epic painting! I hope that we'll get a chance to see it before the Wessexes hang it in their home.

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An interesting little article I found concerning the same portrait painter & Edward & Sophie.
Wedding portrait for Sophie & Edward
I wonder if he's still working on it
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:03 PM
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An interesting little article I found concerning the same portrait painter & Edward & Sophie.
Wedding portrait for Sophie & Edward
I wonder if he's still working on it
I heard once that there was a portrait painter who took so long that he moved into Windsor Castle for the duration of WWII...
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