The death of Elizabeth II: the moving backstage of her latest photo shoot

The death of Elizabeth II: the moving backstage of her latest photo shoot

The death of Elizabeth II: the moving backstage of her latest photo shoot

This Tuesday 6 September 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 gaze of the photographer Jane Barlow, which she recounted at the bottom of this moment.

One last extraordinary 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. During this long reign, the monarch appointed fifteen British prime ministers and on Tuesday 6 September, two days before he took his last breath, he received a visit from the successor to Boris Johnson, Liz Truss.

This meeting took place in Balmoral Castle, Scotland, where the Queen had taken refuge due to her health problems. On this occasion, King Charles III’s mother was first photographed by her when she arrived at the estate on July 21, 2022, for her summer vacation. From the BBC, Jane Barlowthe Associated Press photographer who had the honor of capturing the queen and prime minister, told behind the scenes of this moment.

Jane Barlow: “The best picture was of the queen alone”

Jane Barlow thus confided that she had discovered that the sovereign seemed “fragilebut in a good mood when photographed. He also said that awaiting the arrival of the conservative leader, them talked about the weather, and that the queen smiled a lot as Jane Barlow made portraits of her. “It was a real privilege to be able to take this photo, an honor and a privilege“said the photographer, before adding:”I was there to photograph her during her meeting with the new Prime Minister, but for me, the best photo was of the queen alone. And it has obviously become more significant now. ”

A photo that worries Internet users

During the photos of this visit shared on social networks, the internet users were challenged by a particular physicist of Elizabeth II who already says a lot about her worrying state of health. On the photographs one could in fact discover a blue mark on the hand of the monarch. According to our Belgian colleagues at RTL Info, it could be a hematoma of a few days, because its color was already approaching yellow. This sign could have been related to an infusion or blood test. However, it was not a traumatic hematoma.

In recent months, Elizabeth II’s health has greatly worried the royal family and the British people, especially in October 2021, when she had to spend a night in the hospital. A few weeks later, after returning to Windsor, she was forced to give up her participation in Remembrance Sunday, an event that was very close to her heart, due to back problems. Two days later, the sovereign canceled her 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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During this long reign, the monarch appointed fifteen British prime ministers and on Tuesday 6 September, two days before his last breath, he received a visit from Boris Johnson’s successor, Liz Truss.

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This meeting took place in Balmoral Castle, Scotland, where the Queen had taken refuge due to her health problems.

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On this occasion Elizabeth II was photographed for the first time since her arrival at the estate on 21 July 2022, for her summer holidays.

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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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Jane Barlow thus confided that she discovered that the sovereign seemed “fragile” but in a good mood at the time of the photograph.

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The photographer also said that while awaiting the Conservative leader’s arrival, they exchanged information about the weather and that the queen smiled a lot as Jane Barlow took some portraits of her.

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

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