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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; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Donald McKague - NPG P1590

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Donald McKague
bromide print, December 1958, published April 1959
NPG P1590

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth II, by Donald McKague - NPG P1591

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth II

by Donald McKague
bromide print, December 1958, published April 1959
NPG P1591

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth II, by Donald McKague - NPG P1592

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth II

by Donald McKague
bromide print, December 1958, published April 1959
NPG P1592

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth II, by Donald McKague - NPG P1593

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth II

by Donald McKague
chromogenic print, December 1958, published April 1959
NPG P1593

Queen Elizabeth II, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1644

Queen Elizabeth II

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 1958
NPG P1644

Queen Elizabeth II, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1645

Queen Elizabeth II

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 1958
NPG P1645

Queen Elizabeth II, by Donald McKague - NPG P1580

Queen Elizabeth II

by Donald McKague
bromide print, December 1958, based on a work published in April 1959
NPG P1580

Queen Elizabeth II, by Donald McKague - NPG P1582

Queen Elizabeth II

by Donald McKague
bromide print, December 1958, based on a work published in April 1959
NPG P1582

Queen Elizabeth II, by Donald McKague - NPG P1583

Queen Elizabeth II

by Donald McKague
chromogenic print, December 1958, based on a work published in April 1959
NPG P1583

Princess Anne; Queen Elizabeth II, by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan) - NPG P1617

Princess Anne; Queen Elizabeth II

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
bromide print, May 1959
NPG P1617

Queen Elizabeth II, by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan) - NPG P1618

Queen Elizabeth II

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
bromide print, May 1959
NPG P1618

Queen Elizabeth II, by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan) - NPG P1619

Queen Elizabeth II

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
bromide print, May 1959
NPG P1619

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Anne, by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan) - NPG P1620

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Anne

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
bromide print, May 1959
NPG P1620

Queen Elizabeth II, by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan) - NPG P1621

Queen Elizabeth II

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
bromide print, May 1959
NPG P1621

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Anne, by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan) - NPG P1622

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Anne

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
chromogenic print, May 1959
NPG P1622

Queen Elizabeth II, by Anthony Buckley - NPG P1499

Queen Elizabeth II

by Anthony Buckley
bromide print, 1960
NPG P1499

Queen Elizabeth II, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P1479

Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton
chromogenic print, May 1960
NPG P1479

Queen Elizabeth II, by Anthony Buckley - NPG P1495

Queen Elizabeth II

by Anthony Buckley
chromogenic print, October 1960
NPG P1495

Queen Elizabeth II, by Anthony Buckley - NPG P1496

Queen Elizabeth II

by Anthony Buckley
chromogenic print, October 1960
NPG P1496

Queen Elizabeth II, by Anthony Buckley - NPG P1497

Queen Elizabeth II

by Anthony Buckley
bromide print, October 1960
NPG P1497

Queen Elizabeth II, by Anthony Buckley - NPG P1498

Queen Elizabeth II

by Anthony Buckley
bromide print, October 1960
NPG P1498

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Anthony Buckley - NPG P1500

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Anthony Buckley
bromide print, October 1960
NPG P1500

Queen Elizabeth II, by Anthony Buckley - NPG P1501

Queen Elizabeth II

by Anthony Buckley
chromogenic print, October 1960
NPG P1501

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Anthony Buckley - NPG P1502

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Anthony Buckley
chromogenic print, October 1960
NPG P1502

Queen Elizabeth II, by Anthony Buckley - NPG P1503

Queen Elizabeth II

by Anthony Buckley
chromogenic print, October 1960
NPG P1503

Queen Elizabeth II, by Reginald Davis - NPG P1534

Queen Elizabeth II

by Reginald Davis
chromogenic print, 1961
NPG P1534

Queen Elizabeth II, by Anthony Buckley - NPG P1504

Queen Elizabeth II

by Anthony Buckley
bromide print, 1962
NPG P1504

Queen Elizabeth II, by Anthony Buckley - NPG P1505

Queen Elizabeth II

by Anthony Buckley
bromide print, 1962
NPG P1505

Queen Elizabeth II, by Anthony Buckley - NPG P1506

Queen Elizabeth II

by Anthony Buckley
bromide print, 1962
NPG P1506

Queen Elizabeth II, by Anthony Buckley - NPG P1507

Queen Elizabeth II

by Anthony Buckley
bromide print, 1962
NPG P1507

Queen Elizabeth II, by Anthony Buckley - NPG P1508

Queen Elizabeth II

by Anthony Buckley
bromide print, 1962
NPG P1508

Queen Elizabeth II, by Anthony Buckley - NPG P1509

Queen Elizabeth II

by Anthony Buckley
bromide print, 1962
NPG P1509

Queen Elizabeth II, by Anthony Buckley - NPG P1510

Queen Elizabeth II

by Anthony Buckley
bromide print, 1962
NPG P1510

Queen Elizabeth II, by Anthony Buckley - NPG P1511

Queen Elizabeth II

by Anthony Buckley
chromogenic print, 1962
NPG P1511

Queen Elizabeth II, by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan) - NPG P1623

Queen Elizabeth II

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
bromide print, July 1962
NPG P1623

Queen Elizabeth II, by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan) - NPG P1624

Queen Elizabeth II

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
bromide print, July 1962
NPG P1624

Queen Elizabeth II, by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan) - NPG P1625

Queen Elizabeth II

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
bromide print, July 1962
NPG P1625

Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Queen Elizabeth II, by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan) - NPG P1626

Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Queen Elizabeth II

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
bromide print, July 1962
NPG P1626

Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Queen Elizabeth II, by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan) - NPG P1627

Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Queen Elizabeth II

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
bromide print, July 1962
NPG P1627

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Andrew, Duke of York, by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan) - NPG P1628

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Andrew, Duke of York

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
bromide print, July 1962
NPG P1628

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Andrew, Duke of York, by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan) - NPG P1629

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Andrew, Duke of York

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
chromogenic print, July 1962
NPG P1629

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Andrew, Duke of York, by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan) - NPG P1630

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Andrew, Duke of York

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
bromide print, July 1962
NPG P1630

Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Queen Elizabeth II, by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan) - NPG P1631

Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Queen Elizabeth II

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
bromide print, July 1962
NPG P1631

Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Queen Elizabeth II, by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan) - NPG P1632

Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Queen Elizabeth II

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
chromogenic print, July 1962
NPG P1632

Prince Edward; Queen Elizabeth II, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P1484

Prince Edward; Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, May 1964
NPG P1484

Prince Edward; Queen Elizabeth II, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P1485

Prince Edward; Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, May 1964
NPG P1485

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P338

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
cibachrome print, 1966
NPG P338

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P339

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
cibachrome print, 1966
NPG P339

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P340

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
cibachrome print, 1966
NPG P340

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P1557

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Yousuf Karsh
chromogenic print, 2 August 1966
NPG P1557

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P1558

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
chromogenic print, 1966
NPG P1558

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P1559

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 2 August 1966
NPG P1559

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