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Queen Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen regnant

Sitter associated with 820 portraits
Princess Elizabeth became heir to the throne in 1936 on the accession of her father George VI. She married Philip Mountbatten in 1947 and their first children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne, were born in 1948 and 1950. Elizabeth became Queen in 1952, whilst on an official trip to Kenya, after the death of her father. Her coronation in 1953 was the first to be televised and was broadcast internationally. Her sons, Princes Andrew and Edward, were born in 1960 and 1964. As Queen of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth, her Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees were celebrated in 1977, 2002 and 2012. She is now the second longest-serving British monarch and the most portrayed individual in history.

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P140(24)

Princess Anne; Queen Elizabeth II

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1951
NPG P140(24)

P347

The Royal Family

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1951
NPG P347

P490(25)

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1951
NPG P490(25)

P870(6)

Queen Elizabeth II

by Dorothy Wilding
cream-toned bromide print on tissue mount, 1952
NPG P870(6)

P870(5)

Queen Elizabeth II

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 1952
NPG P870(5)

P1454

Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 2 June 1953
NPG P1454

P1457

Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 2 June 1953
NPG P1457

P1458

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Cecil Beaton
C-type colour print, 2 June 1953
NPG P1458

P1469

Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, November 1955
NPG P1469

P1472

Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, November 1955
NPG P1472

P1476

Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, November 1955
NPG P1476

P1639

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Anne

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 10 October 1957
NPG P1639

P1641

Queen Elizabeth II

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 10 October 1957
NPG P1641

P1642

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth II

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 10 October 1957
NPG P1642

P1580

Queen Elizabeth II

by Donald McKague
bromide print, December 1958 (published April 1959)
NPG P1580

P1591

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth II

by Donald McKague
bromide print, December 1958, published April 1959
NPG P1591

P1645

Queen Elizabeth II

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 1958
NPG P1645

P1482

Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, March 1960
NPG P1482