Queen Elizabeth 1926 -2022 — Her Life In Pictures

From her childhood to her 70-year-reign. Here’s Queen Elizabeth II’s life through picture.

“London Bridge has fallen,” the statement that reverberated all around the United Kingdom and the world following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Queen’s 70-year reign came to an end. On Thursday, Buckingham Palace reported that she passed away at her castle in Balmoral, Scotland. She was 96 years old. Let’s take a look at the Queen’s extraordinary life.


9 October, 1926: Born on 21 April, 1926, this is a picture Princess Elizabeth on her first outing in a baby carriage.

1930s: King George VI taking his daughter Princess Elizabeth on a horse ride.

12 May, 1937: The Royal family at Buckingham Palace after the coronation of King George IV.

5 July, 1937: Lord Elphinstone greets the British Royal Family at the Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland.

9 October, 1938: Princess Elizabeth II with her sister, Princess Margaret, and the King and Queen on their way to attend a morning service in Scotland.

31 Dec, 1939: Princess Elizabeth with King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother, and Princess Margaret going on their Christmas break in Sandringham.

During World War II, Elizabeth joined the British Army, becoming the first woman of the Royal Family to do so. Here is a picture of her changing a tire of a military vehicle.

20 November, 1947: Marriage of Princess Elizabeth II with Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

1950: The Queen, from the Government House in Auckland, New Zealand, making a Christmas Day broadcast.

9 Feb, 1953: Elizabeth II with her two children, Princess Anne and Prince Charles.

2 June, 1953: The coronation ceremony of Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey, London.

23 March, 1954: Elizabeth II with Philip, arriving at the Parliament House for the State Banquet in Australia.

3 April, 1957: Queen Elizabeth II with Queen Mother Elizabeth and the Duke of Beaufort.

17 May, 1962: The Queen inspects the Grenadier Guards during a military inspection at Buckingham Palace.

15 October, 1969: Her Majesty at King’s Cross railway station in London with her four Corgi dogs after holidays at Balmoral Castle.

May, 1970: Elizabeth II on her tour of Australia, visiting the Town Hall in Sydney with Emmet McDermott, Lord Mayor of Sydney.

26 July, 1981: Elizabeth II presents Prince Charles with a trophy after England beat Spain 10-5 for the Silver Jubilee Polo Cup.

29 July, 1981: Prince Charles and his bride the Princess of Wales, Diana, after their marriage at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.

9 June, 1982: US President Ronald Reagan with Queen Elizabeth II at a gala dinner at Windsor Castle.

4 September, 1982: The Royal Family having a laugh with British strongman Geoff Capes at Braemar Highland Games in Scotland.

20 March, 1995: Queen Elizabeth II with South African President Nelson Mandela in Cape Town, South Africa.

4 June, 2002: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip ride in the Golden State Carriage at the head of a parade from Buckingham Palace to St. Paul’s Cathedral to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.

18 November, 2007: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are joined by Prince Charles, Prince Edward, Princess Anne and Prince Andrew for a Royal Family photo.
18 May, 2011: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, visit the Guinness Storehouse. This was the first time a British monarch had visited Ireland since 1911.

14 June, 2014: Members of the British Royal Family watch the fly-past from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

12 June, 2016: The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, wave to guests attending “The Patron’s Lunch” celebrations for the Queen’s 90th birthday.

13 May, 2017: Queen Elizabeth II driving her Range Rover around the Windsor Horse Show.

14 June, 2018: Queen Elizabeth II laughs with Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, at the opening ceremony of the new Mersey Gateway Bridge.

17 April, 2021: Queen Elizabeth II watches as pallbearers carry the coffin of Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh, into St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, England.

11 May, 2021: The Queen’s Speech on the Sovereign’s Throne at the Houses of Parliament in London, England.

13 June, 2021: Queen Elizabeth II with US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden in the Grand Corridor.

5 February, 2022: Cake cutting to celebrate the start of the Platinum Jubilee in the Ballroom of Sandringham House, England.

2 June, 2022: Queen Elizabeth II watches the Trooping the Color ceremony in London on the first of four days of celebrations to mark the Platinum Jubilee.

6 September, 2022: The late Queen greets newly-elected leader of the Conservative party Liz Truss at Balmoral Castle.

And, lastly, here is a the final public picture of Queen Elizabeth II. May she rest in peace.

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