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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

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Queen Elizabeth II by Dorothy Wilding half-plate film negative, 1952, NPG x36955 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee

Look back on Her Majesty The Queen's 70-year reign with our animated timeline.

 

Queen Elizabeth II highlights from the Collection

Queen Elizabeth II, by Dorothy Wilding, 26 February 1952 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Elizabeth II

by Dorothy Wilding

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Princess Margaret; Queen Elizabeth II, by Unknown photographer, 13 October 1940 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Princess Margaret; Queen Elizabeth II

by Unknown photographer

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Elizabeth II ('Equanimity'), by Chris Levine, by  Rob Munday, 2012 - NPG  - © Chris Levine

Queen Elizabeth II ('Equanimity')

by Chris Levine, by Rob Munday

© Chris Levine

Queen Elizabeth II, by Dorothy Wilding, November 1947 - NPG  - © William Hustler and Georgina Hustler / National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Elizabeth II

by Dorothy Wilding

© William Hustler and Georgina Hustler / National Portrait Gallery, London

'H.R.H. The Princess Elizabeth. Her Royal Highness's Merry Smile' (Queen Elizabeth II), published by J. Beagles & Co, circa 1933 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

'H.R.H. The Princess Elizabeth. Her Royal Highness's Merry Smile' (Queen Elizabeth II)

published by J. Beagles & Co

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Elizabeth II, by William Horton, 1945 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Elizabeth II

by William Horton

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Elizabeth II, by Michael Leonard, 1985-1986 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Elizabeth II

by Michael Leonard

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Elizabeth II, by Dorothy Wilding, 26 February 1952 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Elizabeth II

by Dorothy Wilding

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Elizabeth II, by Pietro Annigoni, 1969 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Elizabeth II

by Pietro Annigoni

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Families and Young People

Spotlight: Queen Elizabeth II

Our Youth Forum members have selected portraits of The Queen that inspire and interest them to share online. 

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Explore our family competition

We are delighted to reveal the winning images from our Jubilee photography competition, where families submitted their recreations of Royal portraits.

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Cecil Beaton and The Queen: A delicate balance

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Catch up on this talk about photography and Queen Elizabeth II, from Robin Muir, curator of the Gallery's 2020 exhibition 'Cecil Beaton's Bright Young Things'. He shares how photographer Cecil Beaton shaped the monarchy's public image in the mid 20th-century through his portraits of Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal family..

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Meet the artist: Ben Mosley

Ben Mosley, who was an official artist at the 2021 Olympics, was commissioned by HELLO! magazine to create a brand-new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II for the Platinum Jubilee. In our interview with Ben, discover more about how he put this portrait together.

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Alexandra Shulman on Queen Elizabeth II’s memorable fashion moments

In this guest blog, former Editor-In-Chief of British Vogue Alexandra Shulman shares five key fashion moments from the Queen's reign.

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Elizabeth II: Princess, Queen, Icon Hardcover Book

The most important and celebrated portraits of Queen Elizabeth II from the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection are captured in this book, which will take readers on a visual journey through the life of Britain’s foremost icon. With an introduction by former Editor-in-chief of British Vogue, Alexandra Shulman.

£14.95

Free 10 x 15cm print with every copy.

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