Leibovitz Queen portrait is first of series

May 2, 2007

Three more photographs of The Queen captured by American photographer Annie Leibovitz will be released later this month following today?s publication of a new official portrait.

This latest official portrait of Her Majesty was commissioned to mark her upcoming visit to the United States.

Leibovitz ? who began photographing for Rolling Stone magazine in 1969 ? captured the picture in the White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace on 28 March, according to Neil Burgess who is the UK representative for her agency Contact Press Images.

Speaking to us this morning, Neil said the New York-based photographer would not be giving interviews about the pictures.

Burgess told Amateur Photographer, that another Leibovitz shot of The Queen will be released on Sunday 6 May and two further images from Tuesday 15 May.

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