The Queen shows off her best sides in striking new quadruple portrait

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A striking new photo portrait has been released of the Queen, showing her from four different angles. The image was taken using mirrors, enabling photographer Hugo Rittson-Thomas to capture the monarch from the front, back and sides.

Prince William and the Duchess of Cornwall also appear in similar shots. All of the pictures, which were taken over the last few years, will be featured in a new exhibition The Queen's People.

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The Queen shows off her best sides in a new quadruple portrait



The 89-year-old royal, the subject of more than 100 official portraits, posed for the photo at Windsor Castle in 2013 to celebrate her sixth decade as Colonel of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards – with the image officially unveiled this week.

Photographer Hugo revealed he captured the Queen's smile by asking how she would feel if her horse won the Epsom Derby, the only classic to have eluded her.

He also admitted he had suffered some technical difficulties. "The camera had a digital seizure about two-thirds of the way into the shoot, but she was very calm and cool and put me at my ease," he said. "My brain had just frozen but she started talking to me and I was able to fix the problem in two minutes. The roles were reversed – she was the one putting the photographer at ease."

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Prince William was also captured on camera by Hugo Rittson-Thomas



The image of Prince William, meanwhile, was captured in 2012 when he and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, joined the Irish Guards to celebrate St Patrick's Day. Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, had her picture taken earlier this year and can be seen wearing a beautiful Bruce Oldfield outfit and family jewels.

"The Duchess was asking some incredibly detailed questions," Hugo said of Prince Charles' wife. "Now I realise why after her family photos were published – she's an incredibly accomplished photographer."

The Queen's People exhibition will be held at Eleven Gallery in London from 19 August until 19 September.