Justin Trudeau's photographer Adam Scotti snaps candid portrait of the Queen

By Clare Douglas

Justin Trudeau's photographer Adam Scotti snaps candid portrait of the Queen

Justin Trudeau's photographer Adam Scotti managed to snap a spectacular candid photograph of the Queen during the prime minister's visit to Scotland on Wednesday (July 5). The portrait shows Her Majesty deep in thought as she stands by the window in her official Scottish residence, the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Adam captured this portrait of the Queen at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Photo: © Adam Scotti

Her Majesty looks summer-ready in a floral-print dress, which she accessorized with her beloved three-strand pearl necklace. The Queen commissioned the piece shortly after ascending the throne in 1952 and it has become her go-to accessory for royal engagements. The 91-year-old monarch is also wearing her treasured maple leaf brooch, which was recently on full display in a special portrait of the Queen released in honour of Canada's 150th birthday.

The Queen shows off her maple leaf brooch in an official Canada Day portrait. Photo: © 2017 Ian Leslie Macdonald

The remarkable diamond and gold brooch was purchased by King George VI, who gave it to his wife, The Queen Mother, ahead of the couple's visit to Canada in 1951. The Queen has since worn it on many visits to the Great White North and loaned it to the Duchess of Cambridge to wear during her tours of Canada in 2011 and 2016.

Justin visited the Queen in Scotland. Photo: © Getty Images

Justin enjoyed a short visit with the Queen en route to the G20 summit in Hamburg. According the prime minister’s office, the get-together was organized to give Justin the opportunity to “honour [Queen Elizabeth’s] importance to Canada's history, thank her for her continued dedication to Canada and carrying out her duties with such grace and strength.”

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