Queen Elizabeth II joins virtual unveiling of portrait
July 26, 2020
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has joined in the virtual unveiling of a new portrait commissioned by Britain's Foreign Office to honor her services to diplomacy.
The portrait of the monarch by Miriam Escofet is meant to pay tribute to the queen's work in promoting U.K. interests all over the world.
The queen saw the painting on her computer screen, and observed that a tea cup in the portrait lacked a key ingredient: tea. Escofet told the monarch that she had included the insignia of the FCO on the cup.
"She seemed to react very positively to it,'' Escofet said. "She was smiling, asking...