An original colour photograph (image size 198 x 146 mm) of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, mounted and glazed in the original presentation gilt-decorated leather frame (external dimensions 323 x 246 mm, stamped in gilt on the hinged support at the rear 'Smythson of Bond Street')
The mount is personally (and individually) signed 'Elizabeth R 2002' (in blue ink) and 'Philip' (in black ink). Both the photograph and the frame are in very fine condition, having been kept since presentation in the original light-blue cardboard box (now a little marked). The recipient of this charming portrait was the Queen's personal bodyguard during her short visit to South Australia in February 2002 (from approximately 1300 on Wednesday 27 until 1800 on Thursday 28). Key components of the visit were the State Dinner in Adelaide on the Wednesday evening, and 'Luncheon in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen at Chateau Barrosa [sic]' near Lyndoch in the Barossa Valley the following day. The menus for both events are offered together with the framed photograph.