Death of Elizabeth II: the backstage action of her last photo shoot

This Tuesday, September 6, marked the last public appearance of Elizabeth II, two days before her death. The Queen received a visit from the new Prime Minister Liz Truss. A meeting that took place under the eye of the photographer Jane Barlow, who spoke under this moment.

One last amazing meeting. This Thursday, September 8, the Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96 after occupying the throne of the United Kingdom for more than 70 years. In this long reign, the monarch has appointed fifteen British Prime Ministers, and on Tuesday, September 6, two days before taking his last breath, he received a visit from Boris Johnson’s successor, Liz Truss.

This meeting took place at the castle of Balmoral, in Scotland, where the queen took refuge because of her health problems. On this occasion, the mother of King Charles III was photographed for the first time since arriving in the country on July 21, 2022, for her summer vacation. From the BBC, Jane Barlowthe Associated Press photographer honored to capture the Queen and Prime Minister, said behind the scenes this time.

Jane Barlow: ‘The best picture of the queen alone’

So Jane Barlow believes that she found that sovereignty seems to be “WEAKbut in a good mood when the photo was taken. He also said that while waiting for the Conservative leader to arrive, they talking about the weather, and that the Queen was very smiling as Jane Barlow took some pictures of her. “It was a real privilege to take this photo, an honor and a privilege“, said the photographer, before adding: “I was there to take a photo of him during his meeting with the new Prime Minister, but for me, the most beautiful photo is only of the queen. And it obviously makes more sense now. ”

A photo that has worried internet users

During the photos of this visit shared on social networks, Internet users were challenged by a physical detail of Elizabeth II that already said a lot about her worried state of health. In the photos, one can really discover the other blue mark of the king’s hand. According to our Belgian colleagues from RTL Info, it could be a hematoma for several days, because its color is approaching yellow. This mark could have been made related to blood transfusion or testing. However, this is not a traumatic hematoma.

In recent months, the health of Elizabeth II has worried the royal family and the British people, especially in October 2021, where she had to spend a night in the hospital. A few weeks later, after returning to Windsor, he was forced to refuse his participation in Remembrance Sunday, an event very close to his heart, because of back problems. Two days later, the sovereign canceled his participation in the General Synod, the National Assembly of the Church of England.

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This Thursday, September 8, Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96 after occupying the throne of the United Kingdom for more than 70 years.

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In this long reign, the monarch appointed fifteen British Prime Ministers, and this Tuesday, September 6, two days before his last one, he was visited by the successor of Boris Johnson, Liz Truss.

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This meeting took place at the castle of Balmoral, in Scotland, where the queen took refuge because of her health problems.

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On this occasion, Elizabeth II was photographed for the first time since she arrived in the country on July 21, 2022, for her summer vacation.

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Associated Press photographer Jane Barlow, who was honored to capture the Queen and Prime Minister, told the BBC behind the scenes

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Thus Jane Barlow confided that she found the sovereign to appear “weak” but in good condition at the time the photograph was taken.

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The photographer also said that while waiting for the conservative leader to arrive, they exchanged time, and that the queen was smiling widely as Jane Barlow took pictures of her.

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“I was there to photograph her when she met the new Prime Minister, but for me the best photograph was the Queen alone. And it obviously became more meaningful now,” said Jane Barlow

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