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The Story of the Queen’s Final Public Portrait

Queen Elizabeth II waits in the Drawing Room before receiving Liz Truss for an audience at Balmoral, Scotland, on Sept. 6.

Queen Elizabeth II waits in the Drawing Room before receiving Liz Truss for an audience at Balmoral, Scotland, on Sept. 6.

Photographer: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

The Queen was "frail" but in "good spirits" when PA photographer Jane Barlow took the last public pictures of her.

She had been dispatched to Balmoral to capture the moment when the monarch met the new prime minister, formally appointing Liz Truss to her new role.