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Queen Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen regnant

Sitter associated with 826 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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x34994

Queen Elizabeth II

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, November 1947
NPG x34994

x38000

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

x138035

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Charles

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

x193020

Princess Anne; Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1950
NPG x193020

x35704

Princess Margaret; Princess Anne; Queen Elizabeth II

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1951
NPG x35704