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A life in pictures – POLITICO


Queen Elizabeth II has died aged 96 after a staggering 70-year reign. It’s hard to choose just a handful of photographs to illustrate such a long and illustrious life, so we’ve selected a few of his major family milestones and events.

Princess Elizabeth at the age of 2 in 1928. | AFP via Getty Images
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Princess Elizabeth (right) and her younger sister Princess Margaret (left) taken in 1933. | AFP/Getty Images
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The royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in 1937, after the coronation of King George VI. | AFP via Getty Images
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Princess Elizabeth married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 1947. | AFP/Getty Images
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The royal couple with their children, Prince Charles (L) and Princess Anne (R), circa 1951. | AFP/Getty Images
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Queen Elizabeth II steps off the plane on arrival at London Airport after being recalled from Kenya following the death of her father, King George VI, in 1952. | Popperfoto via Getty Images / Getty Images
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Queen Elizabeth II makes her very first Christmas broadcast to the nation since Sandringham House in 1952. | Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
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Queen Elizabeth II on her coronation day, June 2, 1953. | AFP via Getty Images
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Left to right: Princess Anne, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, in his pram, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Andrew, Duke of York , taken in 1965. | AFP/Getty Images
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Queen Elizabeth II with one of her corgis. | Central Press/AFP via Getty Images
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The Trooping the Color ceremony in 1971. | Steve Wood/Daily Express/Hulton Archives/Getty Images
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Queen Elizabeth II during a walkabout to commemorate her Silver Jubilee in 1977. | Evening Standard/Hulton Archives/Getty Images
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Princess Diana (centre) holds Prince William after his christening in 1982, flanked by the Queen (right) and Queen Mother (left) | PA/AFP/Getty Images
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The Queen gave her ‘annus horribilis’ speech in 1992, the year Princess Diana’s telltale memoir was published and a fire broke out at Windsor Castle. | Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images
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Queen Elizabeth II attends the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997. | Peter Turnley/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images
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The Queen Mother greets the people alongside Queen Elizabeth II on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on her 100th birthday, August 4, 2000. | Gerry Penny/AFP via Getty Images
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Queen Elizabeth II rides in the Golden State Carriage during her Golden Jubilee parade June 4, 2002. | Georges De Keerle/Getty Images
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Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary in 2007. | Pool photo by Fiona Hanson/AFP via Getty Images
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The Queen and other members of the Royal Family attend the wedding ceremony of Prince William and his wife Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011. | Pool photo by Dominic Lipinski/Getty Images
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Queen Elizabeth II leaves St. Paul’s Cathedral after a National Service of Thanksgiving for her Diamond Jubilee in 2012. | Ian Kington/AFP via Getty Images
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Queen Elizabeth II recorded a message on Christmas Day every year. This photo was taken after filming in 2018 in the White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace. | Pool photo by John Stillwell/Getty Images
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Queen Elizabeth II sits alone as pallbearers place the coffin of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, during his funeral at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, April 17, 2021. | Pool photo by Jonathan Brady/Getty Images
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Queen Elizabeth II looks on from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Color parade for her Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022. | Pool photo by Jonathan Brady/Getty Images
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Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince George of Cambridge stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022. | Pool photo by Frank Augstein/Getty Images




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