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Queen Elizabeth II

(1926-), Queen regnant

Sitter associated with 918 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 longest-serving British monarch and the most portrayed individual in history.

More on Queen Elizabeth II: The Queen in Portraits: from the 1950s to the present

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'T.R.H. The Duchess of York & Princess Elizabeth' (Queen Elizabeth II; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother)

published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1932
NPG x193131

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'H.R.H. The Duchess of York with her daughters T.R.H. The Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose'

published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1933
NPG x193132

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'H.R.H. The Duchess of York with her daughters T.R.H. The Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose'

published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1933
NPG x193133

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'H.R.H. The Princess Elizabeth. Her Royal Highness's Merry Smile' (Queen Elizabeth II)

published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1933
NPG x193144

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'Her Royal Highness the Duchess of York and T.R.H. The Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose' (Queen Elizabeth II; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; Princess Margaret)

by Marcus Adams, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1934 (7 November 1934)
NPG x193270

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The wedding of Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent

by Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 29 November 1934
NPG x95789

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Royal Family group

by Bassano Ltd
12 x 10 inch glass plate negative, 29 November 1934
NPG x95794

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'H.R.H. The Duchess of York with her daughters H.R.H. The Princess Elizabeth H.R.H. Princess Margaret Rose'

published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1935
NPG x193130

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'The Silver Jubilee'

published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1935 (6 May 1935)
NPG x193092

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King George VI; Queen Elizabeth II; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

after Unknown photographer
bromide postcard print, circa 1936
NPG x193134

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Queen Elizabeth II; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1936
NPG x193135

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'H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth' (Queen Elizabeth II)

published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1936
NPG x193136

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'T.R.H. The Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose' (Princess Margaret; Queen Elizabeth II)

published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1936
NPG x193137

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Queen Elizabeth II; King George VI; Princess Margaret; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

after Unknown photographer
bromide postcard print, circa 1936
NPG x193140

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'His Majesty King George VI & Princess Elizabeth' (Queen Elizabeth II; King George VI)

published by James Valentine & Sons Ltd
bromide postcard print, circa 1936
NPG x193098

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