1999 Her Majesty The Queen for the Royal Hospital Chelsea by Andrew Festing

The portrait, now in the Royal Hospital Chelsea Museum’s entrance hall, depicts a smiling Queen gazing towards a window dressed in robes for the state opening of Parliament and two Chelsea Pensioners.

Andrew Festing spent nine months working on the portrait and said the Queen had been easy to work with: “She is enormously helpful and co-operative. She’s very skilful at keeping an alert expression on her face, which is very helpful, and I did give her a hint of a smile.”


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