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Queen Elizabeth II

(1926-), Queen regnant

Sitter associated with 967 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.

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Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron Studios - NPG P1442

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron Studios
C-type colour print, November 1953
NPG P1442

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron Studios - NPG P1443

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron Studios
bromide print, November 1953
NPG P1443

Queen Elizabeth II, by Baron Studios - NPG P1444

Queen Elizabeth II

by Baron Studios
C-type colour print, November 1953
NPG P1444

The Queen with her Maids of Honour, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P1454

The Queen with her Maids of Honour

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 2 June 1953
NPG P1454

Queen Elizabeth II, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P1455

Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 2 June 1953
NPG P1455

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P1456

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Cecil Beaton
C-type colour print, 2 June 1953
NPG P1456

Queen Elizabeth II, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P1457

Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 2 June 1953
NPG P1457

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P1458

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Cecil Beaton
C-type colour print, 2 June 1953
NPG P1458

Queen Elizabeth II, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P1459

Queen Elizabeth II

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 2 June 1953
NPG P1459

Queen Elizabeth II, by Unknown photographer - NPG P1654

Queen Elizabeth II

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, June 1953
NPG P1654

Queen Elizabeth II, by Unknown photographer - NPG P1655

Queen Elizabeth II

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, June 1953
NPG P1655

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Unknown photographer - NPG P1656

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, June 1953
NPG P1656

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Anne, by Marcus Adams - NPG P1406

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Anne

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, late 1954
NPG P1406

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