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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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Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1947
NPG x38000

x38003

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 27 May 1947
NPG x38003

x38011

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1947
NPG x38011

x38012

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1947
NPG x38012

x136396

Queen Elizabeth II

by J. Waldorf, for International News Photos
vintage print, 9 November 1947
NPG x136396

x194083

Queen Elizabeth II

by Fox Photos Ltd
vintage print, January 1947
NPG x194083

x197281

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth II

by Dorothy Wilding, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
vintage postcard print, 1947
NPG x197281

x193011

'The Royal Wedding: The Service at Westminster Abbey'

published by The Photochrom Co Ltd
vintage halftone postcard print, (20 November 1947)
NPG x193011

x193012

'The Royal Wedding Group'

possibly by Bassano Ltd, published by The Photochrom Co Ltd
vintage halftone postcard print, (20 November 1947)
NPG x193012

x158996

Wedding of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 20 November 1947
NPG x158996

x138035

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Charles

by Cecil Beaton, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
vintage postcard print, 14 December 1948
NPG x138035

x132389

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Charles

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print from original negative, September 1950
NPG x132389

x138034

Prince Charles; Princess Anne; Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
vintage postcard print, September 1950
NPG x138034