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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 Yousuf Karsh - NPG P1560

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
chromogenic print, 2 August 1966
NPG P1560

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P1561

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 2 August 1966
NPG P1561

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P1562

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
chromogenic print, 2 August 1966
NPG P1562

Prince Edward; Queen Elizabeth II, by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan) - NPG P1633

Prince Edward; Queen Elizabeth II

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
chromogenic print, March 1966
NPG P1633

Prince Edward; Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Andrew, Duke of York, by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan) - NPG P1634

Prince Edward; Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Andrew, Duke of York

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
chromogenic print, March 1966
NPG P1634

Prince Edward; Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Andrew, Duke of York, by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan) - NPG P1635

Prince Edward; Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Andrew, Duke of York

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
bromide print, March 1966
NPG P1635

Prince Edward; Queen Elizabeth II, by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan) - NPG P1636

Prince Edward; Queen Elizabeth II

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
bromide print, March 1966
NPG P1636

Queen Elizabeth II, by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan) - NPG P1637

Queen Elizabeth II

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
bromide print, March 1966
NPG P1637

Queen Elizabeth II, by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan) - NPG P1638

Queen Elizabeth II

by Studio Lisa (Lisa Sheridan)
chromogenic print, March 1966
NPG P1638

Queen Elizabeth II and her family, by Patrick Lichfield - NPG P1577

Queen Elizabeth II and her family

by Patrick Lichfield
bromide print, November 1967
NPG P1577

Queen Elizabeth II, by Eve Arnold - NPG P520

Queen Elizabeth II

by Eve Arnold
cibachrome print, 1968
NPG P520

Queen Elizabeth II, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P1487

Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton
chromogenic print, October 1968
NPG P1487

Queen Elizabeth II, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P1488

Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, October 1968
NPG P1488

Queen Elizabeth II, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P1489

Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, October 1968
NPG P1489

Queen Elizabeth II, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P1490

Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, October 1968
NPG P1490

Queen Elizabeth II, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P1491

Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, October 1968
NPG P1491

Queen Elizabeth II, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P1492

Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, October 1968
NPG P1492

Queen Elizabeth II, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P1493

Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, October 1968
NPG P1493

Queen Elizabeth II, by Pietro Annigoni - NPG 4830

Queen Elizabeth II

by Pietro Annigoni
chalk and coloured washes, 1969
NPG 4830

Queen Elizabeth II, by Pietro Annigoni - NPG 4706

Queen Elizabeth II

by Pietro Annigoni
tempera grassa on paper on panel, 1969
On display in Room 28 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4706

Queen Elizabeth II, by Anthony Buckley - NPG P1512

Queen Elizabeth II

by Anthony Buckley
chromogenic print, 1969
NPG P1512

Queen Elizabeth II, by Anthony Buckley - NPG P1513

Queen Elizabeth II

by Anthony Buckley
chromogenic print, 1969
NPG P1513

Queen Elizabeth II, by Anthony Buckley - NPG P1515

Queen Elizabeth II

by Anthony Buckley
bromide print, 1969
NPG P1515

Queen Elizabeth II, by Anthony Buckley - NPG P1516

Queen Elizabeth II

by Anthony Buckley
chromogenic print, 1969
NPG P1516

Queen Elizabeth II, by Murray & Rowntree - NPG P1594

Queen Elizabeth II

by Murray & Rowntree
chromogenic print, January 1970
NPG P1594

Queen Elizabeth II, by Murray & Rowntree - NPG P1595

Queen Elizabeth II

by Murray & Rowntree
bromide print, January 1970
NPG P1595

Queen Elizabeth II, by Murray & Rowntree - NPG P1596

Queen Elizabeth II

by Murray & Rowntree
bromide print, January 1970
NPG P1596

Queen Elizabeth II, by Murray & Rowntree - NPG P1597

Queen Elizabeth II

by Murray & Rowntree
chromogenic print, January 1970
NPG P1597

Queen Elizabeth II, by Desmond Groves - NPG P1542

Queen Elizabeth II

by Desmond Groves
chromogenic print, 12 April 1971
NPG P1542

Queen Elizabeth II and her family, by Desmond Groves - NPG P1543

Queen Elizabeth II and her family

by Desmond Groves
bromide print, 12 April 1971
NPG P1543

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth II, by Desmond Groves - NPG P1544

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth II

by Desmond Groves
chromogenic print, 12 April 1971
NPG P1544

Queen Elizabeth II and her family, by Desmond Groves - NPG P1545

Queen Elizabeth II and her family

by Desmond Groves
chromogenic print, April 12 1971
NPG P1545

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Desmond Groves - NPG P1546

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Desmond Groves
chromogenic print, 12 April 1971
NPG P1546

Queen Elizabeth II and her family, by Desmond Groves - NPG P1547

Queen Elizabeth II and her family

by Desmond Groves
chromogenic print, 12 April 1971
NPG P1547

Queen Elizabeth II and her family, by Patrick Lichfield - NPG P1578

Queen Elizabeth II and her family

by Patrick Lichfield
chromogenic print, Summer 1972
NPG P1578

Queen Elizabeth II, by Peter Grugeon - NPG P1549

Queen Elizabeth II

by Peter Grugeon
chromogenic print, 1975
NPG P1549

Queen Elizabeth II, by Peter Grugeon - NPG P1550

Queen Elizabeth II

by Peter Grugeon
chromogenic print, 1975
NPG P1550

Queen Elizabeth II, by Peter Grugeon - NPG P1551

Queen Elizabeth II

by Peter Grugeon
chromogenic print, 1975
NPG P1551

Queen Elizabeth II, by Peter Grugeon - NPG P1553

Queen Elizabeth II

by Peter Grugeon
chromogenic print, 1975
NPG P1553

Queen Elizabeth II, by Peter Grugeon - NPG P1554

Queen Elizabeth II

by Peter Grugeon
chromogenic print, 1976
NPG P1554

Queen Elizabeth II, by Peter Grugeon - NPG P1555

Queen Elizabeth II

by Peter Grugeon
chromogenic print, 1976
NPG P1555

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by John Evans - NPG P1535

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by John Evans
chromogenic print, 18 October 1977
NPG P1535

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth II, by John Evans - NPG P1536

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth II

by John Evans
chromogenic print, 18 October 1977
NPG P1536

Queen Elizabeth II, by John Evans - NPG P1537

Queen Elizabeth II

by John Evans
chromogenic print, 18 October 1977
NPG P1537

Queen Elizabeth II, by Dennis Constantine - NPG P1521

Queen Elizabeth II

by Dennis Constantine
chromogenic print, 12 July 1978
NPG P1521

Queen Elizabeth II, by Dennis Constantine - NPG P1522

Queen Elizabeth II

by Dennis Constantine
chromogenic print, 12 July 1978
NPG P1522

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Dennis Constantine - NPG P1523

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Dennis Constantine
chromogenic print, 23 March 1982
NPG P1523

Queen Elizabeth II, by Dennis Constantine - NPG P1524

Queen Elizabeth II

by Dennis Constantine
chromogenic print, 23 March 1982
NPG P1524

Queen Elizabeth II, by Dennis Constantine - NPG P1525

Queen Elizabeth II

by Dennis Constantine
chromogenic print, 23 March 1982
NPG P1525

Queen Elizabeth II, by Dennis Constantine - NPG P1526

Queen Elizabeth II

by Dennis Constantine
chromogenic print, 23 March 1982
NPG P1526

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