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Queen Elizabeth II

(1926-), Queen regnant

Sitter associated with 919 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 Duke and Duchess of York with the little Princess Elizabeth' (Queen Elizabeth II; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; King George VI)

by Marcus Adams, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1926 (2 December 1926)
NPG x193262

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'H.R.H. The Duchess of York with the little Princess Elizabeth' (Queen Elizabeth II; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother)

by Marcus Adams, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1926 (2 December 1926)
NPG x193263

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'H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth, Daughter of T.R.H. Duke & Duchess of York' (Queen Elizabeth II)

by Speaight Ltd, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1926 (May 1926)
NPG x193275

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'T.R.H. The Duke and Duchess of York with Princess Elizabeth' (Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; Queen Elizabeth II; King George VI)

by Marcus Adams, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1927 (30 June 1927)
NPG x193264

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'H.R.H. The Duchess of York and Princess Elizabeth' (Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; Queen Elizabeth II)

by Marcus Adams, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1927 (30 June 1927)
NPG x193265

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'H.R.H. The Duchess of York and Princess Elizabeth' (Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; Queen Elizabeth II)

by Marcus Adams, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1927 (30 June 1927)
NPG x193266

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'The Princess Elizabeth, Daughter of T.R.H. Duke & Duchess of York' (Queen Elizabeth II)

by Topical Press, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1927
NPG x193276

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'The Princess Elizabeth' (Queen Elizabeth II)

published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1927
NPG x193143

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

by Marcus Adams, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1928 (5 July 1928)
NPG x193267

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'H.R.H. The Duchess of York with Princess Elizabeth' (Queen Elizabeth II; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother)

by Marcus Adams, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1928 (5 July 1928)
NPG x193268

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'The Princess Elizabeth romping with her cousins, George and Gerald Lascelles'

published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1928
NPG x193091

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Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; Queen Elizabeth II

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

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The Wedding of Lady May Cambridge and Henry Abel Smith

by Vandyk
10 x 12 inch glass transparency, 24 October 1931
NPG x31678

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'T.R.H. The Princess Elizabeth and her baby sister The Princess Margaret Rose'

by Pacific & Atlantic Photos Ltd, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1931
NPG x193138

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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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