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Queen Elizabeth II

(1926-2022), Reigned 1952-2022

Sitter associated with 972 portraits
Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-serving British monarch in history. Her devotion to the duty and public service was renowned and she ruled through a period of enormous social change and technological transformation. Her coronation in 1953 was the first to be televised and was broadcast internationally and she is the most portrayed person in the world.
Born in London, 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, the then 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, Diamond and Platinum Jubilees were celebrated in 1977, 2002, 2012 and 2022.

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Queen Elizabeth II, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(18)

Queen Elizabeth II

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, June 1927
NPG P140(18)

Queen Elizabeth II, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(19)

Queen Elizabeth II

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 30 July 1929
NPG P140(19)

Princess Margaret; Queen Elizabeth II, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(14)

Princess Margaret; Queen Elizabeth II

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1932
NPG P140(14)

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Margaret, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(15)

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Margaret

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1936
NPG P140(15)

Queen Elizabeth II; King George VI; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; Princess Margaret, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(13)

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

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1938
On display in Room 27 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P140(13)

Queen Elizabeth II, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(20)

Queen Elizabeth II

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, February 1939
NPG P140(20)

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Margaret, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(16)

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Margaret

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1941
NPG P140(16)

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Margaret, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(17)

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Margaret

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1941
NPG P140(17)

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P334

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1943
NPG P334

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P335

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
cibachrome print, 1943
NPG P335

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron Studios - NPG P1415

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron Studios
bromide print, 20 November 1947
NPG P1415

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron Studios - NPG P1416

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron Studios
bromide print, 20 November 1947
NPG P1416

Queen Elizabeth II, by Edward Irvine Halliday - NPG 6238

Queen Elizabeth II

by Edward Irvine Halliday
conté, 1948
NPG 6238

Queen Elizabeth II, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P1452

Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton
chromogenic print, 14 December 1948
NPG P1452

Queen Elizabeth II; King Charles III, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(23)

Queen Elizabeth II; King Charles III

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 26 October 1949
NPG P140(23)

Queen Elizabeth II; King Charles III, by Marcus Adams - NPG P1404

Queen Elizabeth II; King Charles III

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 26 October 1949
NPG P1404

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron Studios - NPG P1417

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron Studios
bromide print, 1949
NPG P1417

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron Studios - NPG P1418

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron Studios
bromide print, 1949
NPG P1418

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron Studios - NPG P1419

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron Studios
bromide print, 1949
NPG P1419

Conversation piece at the Royal Lodge, Windsor, by Sir James Gunn - NPG 3778

Conversation piece at the Royal Lodge, Windsor

by Sir James Gunn
oil on canvas, 1950
On display in Room 28 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3778

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P336

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1951
NPG P336

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P337

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1951
NPG P337

Princess Anne; Queen Elizabeth II, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(24)

Princess Anne; Queen Elizabeth II

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1951
NPG P140(24)

The Royal Family, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P347

The Royal Family

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1951
NPG P347

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(25)

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1951
NPG P490(25)

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Anne, by Marcus Adams - NPG P1405

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Anne

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, August 1951
NPG P1405

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron Studios - NPG P1424

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron Studios
bromide print, 1951
NPG P1424

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron Studios - NPG P1426

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron Studios
bromide print, 1951
NPG P1426

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron Studios - NPG P1427

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron Studios
bromide print, 1951
NPG P1427

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron Studios - NPG P1428

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron Studios
chromogenic print, 1951
NPG P1428

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron Studios - NPG P1429

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron Studios
bromide print, 1951
NPG P1429

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P1556

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 30 July 1951
NPG P1556

Queen Elizabeth II, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG P870(6)

Queen Elizabeth II

by Dorothy Wilding
cream-toned bromide print on tissue mount, 15 April 1952
NPG P870(6)

Queen Elizabeth II, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG P870(5)

Queen Elizabeth II

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 26 February 1952
NPG P870(5)

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Anne; King Charles III, by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan) - NPG P1614

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Anne; King Charles III

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
bromide print, 28 September 1952
NPG P1614

Queen Elizabeth II, by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan) - NPG P1615

Queen Elizabeth II

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
bromide print, 28 September 1952
NPG P1615

Princess Anne; Queen Elizabeth II; King Charles III, by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan) - NPG P1616

Princess Anne; Queen Elizabeth II; King Charles III

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
bromide print, 28 September 1952
NPG P1616

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron Studios - NPG P1430

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron Studios
chromogenic print, 1953
NPG P1430

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron Studios - NPG P1433

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron Studios
bromide print, 1953
NPG P1433

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron Studios - NPG P1434

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron Studios
bromide print, 1953
NPG P1434

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron Studios - NPG P1436

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron Studios
bromide print, 1953
NPG P1436

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron Studios - NPG P1437

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron Studios
bromide print, 1953
NPG P1437

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron Studios - NPG P1438

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron Studios
bromide print, 1953
NPG P1438

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron Studios - NPG P1439

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron Studios
chromogenic print, 1953
NPG P1439

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron Studios - NPG P1440

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron Studios
chromogenic print, November 1953
NPG P1440

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