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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Soon you will be able to see the Queen like never before - as a hologram!

As part of the '800 Years' celebrations that mark Jersey's decision in 1204 to stick with King John instead of siding with France, a rather unusual royal portrait has been commissioned.

The portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II will be unlike any image you have seen before. For the first time in the world a holographic portrait of the Queen will be produced.

A photo of the Queen with a photoshop style to make it look slightly holographic
Royal Hologram

Nigel Queree, Chairman of the Jersey 1204 - 2004 organising committee, said that "the unveiling of the portrait will be one of the most poignant events this year and a legacy for future generations."

The artist behind the work, Chris Levine, has been commissioned to create the first full size holographic portrait of the current monarch. Her Majesty is understood to have sat for him in November 2003.

Levine is best known for his radically contemporary work with fashion icons and super stars such as Stella McCartney, Massive Attack and Issey Miyake.

"Jersey has a long and fascinating history with the Crown," according to Jonathan Carter, the Director of Jersey Heritage Trust. "We wanted to commission a Royal Portrait that not only reflects this history but is also a contemporary iconic image of distinction."

Jersey Museum
Jersey Museum

"By using the holographic medium combined with our heritage - this portrait will symbolise and celebrate Jersey, its people and the future."

The portrait will be unveiled at the Jersey Museum on 23 June and will then leave on what the organisers hope to be an international tour. Levine's royal hologram will cost a total of £150,000 and will be paid for with a States grant.

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The portrait will be unveiled on 23 June at the Jersey Museum, it will then go on tour.

The work will cost £150,000 paid for with a States grant.

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