'Graceful' new portrait of the Queen unveiled

Tuesday September 20, 2011

A commemorative service for The Royal British Legion's 90 year anniversary was held in London on Tuesday, where a brand new royal painting was unveiled.

Artist Darren Baker from Gloucestershire painted the 'photo-like' oil painting of the Queen with incredible attention to detail.

A sharp eye would note the time on the Queen's watch to be set to 11.00, relating to Remembrance Day.

Darren said of his painting, "I felt a great sense of responsibility in completing this commission and following in a great line of royal portrait painters.

"My aim from the outset was to create a portrait that would capture the grace of our wonderful monarch whilst incorporating the essence of the Legion."

The Queen has been patron of The Royal British Legion since 1953.

Photo: © Getty Images

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