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Queen Elizabeth II gets new profile pic

By Alan Duke, CNN
updated 4:26 PM EDT, Sun April 20, 2014
This portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by the renowned British photographer David Bailey CBE was released on April 20 to mark her majesty's 88th birthday on Monday, April 21. She has held her throne since she was 25. This portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by the renowned British photographer David Bailey CBE was released on April 20 to mark her majesty's 88th birthday on Monday, April 21. She has held her throne since she was 25.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Famed British photographer David Bailey took the portrait in March
  • "She has very kind eyes with a mischievous glint," Bailey says
  • Portrait is part of a campaign to promote UK tourism and trade

(CNN) -- Queen Elizabeth II has a new profile pic. @BritishMonarchy tweeted the image Sunday, noting it was released to mark her 88th birthday Monday.

It's not a selfie. In fact, famed British photographer David Bailey took it at Buckingham Palace last month, according to the BBC.

"I've always been a huge fan of the Queen," Bailey told the BBC. "She has very kind eyes with a mischievous glint. I've always liked strong women, and she is a very strong woman."

The black and white photo shows the Queen with a broad smile and three strands of pearls around her royal neck. #HappyBirthdayYourMajesty

The BBC report said the portrait was commissioned by Britain's "Great" campaign to promote tourism and trade in the United Kingdom

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