Queen Elizabeth II: A life in pictures
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born in London on April 21st, 1926. She is the oldest daughter of King George VI. and Elizabeth, Duchess of York.
Elizabeth and her younger sister Margaret - the Queen is four years older by the way - whilst having a walk in the mid-forties. During the Second World War, the Queen successfully completed an apprenticeship in the women's section of the British Army as a truck driver and mechanic.
Elizabeth and Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark were married on the 20th of November, 1947 in Westminster Abbey. In 1948, Elizabeth gave birth to their first child, Prince Charles.
In February 1952, King George VI died. On June 2nd, 1953, Elizabeth was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. She was only 26 years old.
Queen Elisabeth II with her husband Prince Philip and their two oldest children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne in 1951.
Prince Charles is the oldest son of the Queen and also her heir to the throne.
And here we have the Queen with her youngest son, Prince Edward.
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Lady Diana posing for the photographers in 1981. What a nice moment collected and secured in a picture.
The Royals moved more and more into the media's focus during the 1980s and '90s. The monarchy was under great criticism and the Royals were even involved in odd scandals. In 1992 Prince Andrew got divorced from Sarah Ferguson and even Princess Anne broke with her husband. However, the family's head, the Queen herself, mastered these difficult times brilliantly!
The Queen had a very close relationship with her mother, who was affectionately called 'Queen Mum'. Unfortunately, 'Queen Mum' alias Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon died in 2002 at the age of 102.
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince Harry, Duchess Catherine and Prince William at the Queen's birthday in 2014.
Here you can see Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince George and Prince William posing for the stamps edition, which was published on the occasion of the Queen's birthday.
Queen Elizabeth II and her daughter Princess Anne obviously having fun together.
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born in the London of 1926, that is when it all began. As the oldest daughter of King George VI. and Elizabeth, Duchess of York she had been the first in succession to the throne, which she inherited in 1953.