He's photographed all the biggest names in the celebrity and modeling worlds, but Rankin says none of them compare to Queen Elizabeth II.
The world renowned photographer reveals:
"She has a dry sense of humor. Something fell off my camera, and the queen laughed and said, 'You've dropped something.' I wanted to capture that, so I went all Austin Powers — I was like, 'Ma'am, could you smile, please, ma'am, please?'"
Rankin snapped away and ultimately juxtaposed Her Majesty's portrait on the Union Jack and thus an iconic image was born.
[Image via Theo/WENN.]