‘I’ve been waiting for it’: Ed Weston’s iconic photograph of Australia’s Queen Elizabeth II captivates the world

Posted May 25, 2018 05:18:10The photograph of the Queen Elizabeth I and the Commonwealth Coat of Arms is one of the most famous images of the 19th century.

Ed Weston, the father of Edward Weston, who took the photograph, said in the New York Times that he would be very proud to share it with Australia.

“It is an iconic image of the Australian nation,” Mr Weston said.

“I think the Australian people have a very deep respect for the Commonwealth and they’re very proud of the Coat of Flags that it has on its coat of arms.”

Mr Weston has said the photograph of Ms Elizabeth II was taken during a visit to Australia in the 1950s.

“We had a long talk about it and it was a very emotional time,” he said.

In 2015, Mr West on social media said he had a vision for the Queen to become the first female head of state.

“If she does become the world’s first woman, I’d like to see it on a large Australian flag, like the Australian flag,” he wrote.

“Then there are a lot of other possibilities, too, like an Australian flag on a red field, with the colours of the Commonwealth, and the Australian anthem, or a red square with a blue field and a yellow star.”