As at 9 September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II is officially the longest reigning monarch in British history, surpassing Queen Victoria who was on the throne for 63 years, seven months and two days.
Hip hip, God bless the Queen, long may she reign!
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) was born on 21 April 1926, the second generation from the House of Windsor. Her parents were George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.
There is a bit of mystery surrounding the family of Bowes-Lyon.
Princess Elizabeth with King George
AS A YOUNG LADY
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have been married for 65 years. They were married on 20 November 1947 at Westminster Abbey.
AS A MOTHER
- Prince Charles
- Princess Anne
- Prince Andrew
- Prince Edward
The Queen As A Mother, Grandmother and GreatGrandmother
AS A GREAT/GRANDMOTHER (THE ROYAL FAMILY)
Grandchildren & GreatGrandchildren
The Queen’s first born: Charles Phillip Arthur George Windsor, Prince of Wales
Children: William, The Duke of Cambridge
- Prince Harry (left) & Prince William (right)
- Princess Charlotte, 4th in line, Christening official photo
Princess Anne, the Princess Royal
Peter Philipps & Zara Phillips
- Zara Phillips
Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Children of Prince Andrew
Princess Beatrice of York
Princess Eugenie of York
Princess Beatrice (L) & Princess Eugenie (R)
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
Lady Louise Windsor
James, Viscount Severn
- Lady Louise Mountbatten Windsor
On the 25th anniversary of her wedding:
I think everybody really will concede that on this, all of days, I should begin my speech with the words “My husband and I.”
AS THE QUEEN
Trivia: Did you know? In theory Queen Elizabeth II can also be Queen Elizabeth I…. in Scotland. When the original Queen Elizabeth I was ruling England, there was no union between England and Scotland then until 1603.
The Queen, her son and other heirs
In line to the Throne
The above photo is to be issued as Royal mail stamp to commemorate the Queen’s 90th this April 2016. The photo of course, shows the Queen’s direct heirs to the throne: from left to right: Prince Charles, first in line, THE QUEEN, Prince George, third in line, and Prince William, second in line.
Princess Charlotte, 4th in line, Christening official photo
THE QUEEN & THE PARLIAMENT
The Queen and Winston Churchill
The Queen & Anthony Eden
Harold Macmillan (known as Super Mac! )and The Queen
Alec Douglas -Home, the fourth PM under the Queen (From left to right James Callaghan, Alec Douglas-Home, Margaret Thatcher Harold Macmillan, The Queen, Harold Wilson and Ted Heath)
The Queen and James Callaghan
The Queen meets the first woman Prime Minister of Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher
The Queen meets John Major
The Queen meets Tony Blair
The Queen meets Gordon Brown
The Queen meets David Cameron
THE QUEEN AND THE COMMONWEALTH AND THE REST OF THE WORLD
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh view local people seeding oysters at Milne Bay during a visit to Papua New Guinea, as part of a Commonwealth Tour to celebrate the Silver Jubilee in 1977. © Press Association
The Queen in Canada
QUEEN OF FASHION
ROYAL CORGIS & PETS/ANIMALS
ROYAL PALACES AND CASTLES
DEFENDER OF THE FAITH (CHURCH OF ENGLAND)
ROYAL CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
ROYAL PORTRAITS (& OTHER ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS)
Queen Elizabeth II, by Dorothy Wilding, 1952, © William Hustler and Georgina Hustler/ National Portrait Gallery, London
Norman Hepple, 1974
The Queen wears a naval cloak, to reflect the commission by the submarine officers of HMS Dolphin. She described sitting with Hepple as ‘worth it, for the conversation alone’.
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£15,000 (approximate valuation): This painting was commissioned by the Royal Society of Arts to mark 50 years of the Queen’s patronage
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The portrait, by June Mendoza PR ROI was commissioned by the States of Guernsey in 1987 and completed in 1988. It celebrates immense respect and affection of Islanders for Her Majesty, who first visited the Island in 1949, when Princess Elizabeth.
Queen Elizabeth II Painting by Edward Ofosu – Queen Elizabeth II Fine Art Prints and Posters for Sale
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By Lucien FreudLucian Freud, 2001
Freud was not asked to paint the Queen, instead requesting the opportunity, and giving the painting to the Queen for free. Said to evoke Freud’s own image, it was hugely divisive with the critics.
The artist, Pietro Annigoni, said his intention was not to show Her Majesty ‘simply with the regal dignity of a queen, but also as she appeared to me – a beautiful young woman’
By Andy Warhols
In 2010, the Queen posed for a portrait in the same diamond necklace and earrings that she wore for her Coronation. The jewellery, made for Queen Victoria, appears in a picture commissioned for the launch of a cruise ship. It was painted by Isobel Peachey. She was commissioned by Cunard, the shipping company, who displayed the portrait on the Queen Elizabeth liner.
Rolf Harris, 2005
This was painted for the Queen’s 80th birthday. It took two months to do, and was, according to Rolf, designed to give a more ‘impressionistic’ look of the Queen.
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