Queen Elizabeth Attends Virtual Portrait Unveiling: 'I'm Glad I've Had the Chance to See It'

Escofet added: “It was a huge honor to paint a portrait of Her Majesty and to join The Queen to unveil the portrait virtually. I wanted the portrait to capture Her Majesty’s humanity, her radiance and her warmth, which came through so strongly in the two portrait sittings.”

The portrait was unveiled just under a week after the monarch reached a significant milestone in her historic reign: 25,000 days as sovereign.

The record-breaking royal — already the longest-reigning monarch in British history — reached the milestone on July 18 — 68 years, five months and 12 days after she succeeded to the throne following the death of her father, King George VI.

In typically understated style, the Queen spent "the day privately," a Buckingham Palace spokesperson previously told PEOPLE.

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