Chris Jackson tweeted the image with the caption: “It was an incredible honour to have the opportunity to photograph HM Queen Elizabeth II on behalf of the Canadian Government for her official Canadian Portrait that has been released today.”
One gushing fan reacted: “Oh my word! Isn’t she lovely!!! Great photo Chris!”
Another wrote: “Oh WOW!! Congratulations, it is a majestic portrait!”
A third put: “Absolutely beautiful image! Congrats Chris”
The official Canadian portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was taken at Windsor Castle in March 2019.
In the portrait Her the Queen is wearing her Canadian insignia, as Sovereign of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit.
Some social media users pointed out how the new picture captured the Queen;’s dazzling accessories.
One wrote: “The jewels look fabulous!”
While another claimed the picture made them “proud”, writing: “This is a beautiful photograph of her Majesty. I’m a proud and will be proud to see it displayed here.”
The Telegraph’s royal editor Camilla Tominey reacted to Mr Ship’s tweet with a tongue-in-cheek answer.
Ms Tominey tweeted: “Because she didn’t want to? Because she’s the Queen? Because at 94 she probably doesn’t really give a?”
The royal expert added in a second tweet: “Oh, and she’s outside!”
Many seemed to agree with Ms Tominey’s stance on Twitter.
One user wrote: “They were maintaining social distancing, everyone (the news said) had been tested for the virus, it was a good example for the country not to be frightened, take precautions but get on with life.”
Another simply responded: “Agree!”