Long live the King
‘ Long live the King ‘ Elizabeth II (21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022) was Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms from 6 February 1952 until her death in 2022. During her lifetime, she was Queen of 32 sovereign states, 15 of which at the time of her death.
Her Majesty was one of the most photographed figures in history. Over a long period of declining British military and political reach, images of Her Majesty supported the projection of soft power and played a key role in strengthening public support for the monarchy.
As king, Charles has said he wants to balance tradition and progress. Many of his closest observers assume he will break the mold — or at least crack it.
In this image Maayke has depicted the young still ignorant Queen. In the background the new coin that has been minted from the king. HMQEII vs HMKCIII, the world is watching…
Technique: four color silkscreen on handmade Buthanese paper, hand signed