Britain's Queen Elizabeth II poses for her official Golden Jubilee portrait in November 2001. Photographer Polly Borland was commissioned for the shoot.
Borland created a sparkly gold backdrop because the photo shoot was in what she called the most boring room in Buckingham Palace. "I wanted a more modern take on the Queen," she said. "A much more Andy Warhol-type portrait, something a bit pop art. ... Also it was the Golden Jubilee, so it was a literal intepretation."
Borland recalled a frantic, hurried shoot that lasted only five minutes because of the Queen's busy schedule.
The Palace didn't choose a photo of the Queen with this flower backdrop, but one later appeared on the cover of The Sunday Times Magazine.
When she saw the blue flower print, the Queen "went 'Oooohhh!' and was very shocked," Borland recalled.
"When she walked in the room, I completely lost all bearings," Borland said. "I went into this kind of weird, nervous zone."