Is this the most astonishing photoshoot of the Queen ever? Yes, it really IS Her Majesty as Queen of Scots amid the heather (moments before a midge invasion)
NEW OFFICIAL PORTRAIT OF THE QUEEN Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (born 1926) wears the Vladimir Tiara with the Cambridge emerald drops. The portrait, which is featured in a new edition of Keepers of the Kingdom, depicts the monarch wearing the robes of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, the most senior order of Scottish chivalry.
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Dame Helen Mirren on enduring years of sexism during her early career. | ‘If I’d had children and had a girl, the first words I would have taught her would have been “Fuck off”,’ she says. ‘Because we weren’t brought up ever to say that to anyone, were we? And it’s quite valuable to have the courage and the confidence to say, “No, fuck off, leave me alone, thank you very much.” ’ She pauses and laughs. ‘You see, I couldn’t help saying, “Thank you very much,” I just couldn’t help myself.’