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Queen Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen regnant

Sitter associated with 909 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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Queen Elizabeth II

by Terry O'Neill
bromide print, 1993
NPG P549


Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth II

by Thomas Struth
C-type colour print, 7 April 2011
NPG P1665


Queen Elizabeth II

by John Swannell
inkjet colour print, November 2011
NPG P1702


Queen Elizabeth II; Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by John Swannell
inkjet colour print, November 2011
NPG P1703


Christening of Queen Elizabeth II

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


Queen Elizabeth II

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1926
NPG x134351


'The Princess Elizabeth' (Queen Elizabeth II)

published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1927
NPG x138871


Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; Queen Elizabeth II

by Marcus Adams, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 30 July 1929
NPG x138872


The Wedding of Lady May Cambridge and Henry Abel Smith

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


The Wedding of Lady May Cambridge and Henry Abel Smith

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


Queen Elizabeth II; Queen Mary

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


Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Margaret

by Frederick Thurston
chlorobromide print, August 1932
NPG x87177


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