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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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P549

Queen Elizabeth II

by Terry O'Neill
bromide print, 1993
NPG P549

P1702

Queen Elizabeth II

by John Swannell
inkjet colour print, November 2011
NPG P1702

P1703

Queen Elizabeth II; Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by John Swannell
inkjet colour print, November 2011
NPG P1703

x32998

Christening of Queen Elizabeth II

by Vandyk
12 x 10 inch glass negative, 29 May 1926
NPG x32998

x134351

Queen Elizabeth II

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1926
NPG x134351

x31672

The Wedding of Lady May Cambridge and Henry Abel Smith

by Vandyk
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 24 October 1931
NPG x31672

x33562

The Wedding of Lady May Cambridge and Henry Abel Smith

by Vandyk
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 24 October 1931
NPG x33562

x130813

Queen Elizabeth II; Queen Mary

by Vandyk
whole-plate glass negative, 24 October 1931
NPG x130813

x87177

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Margaret

by Frederick Thurston
chlorobromide print, August 1932
NPG x87177

x87178

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Margaret

by Frederick Thurston
chlorobromide print, August 1932
NPG x87178

x87179

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Margaret

by Frederick Thurston
bromide print, August 1932
NPG x87179