Queen Elizabeth II is a fan favorite all across the globe. She is an iconic symbol of style and grace, and always has been! From when she was a little girl, a young woman, all the way up to the graceful elder woman that she is now, it’s no secret she’s always had a knack for elegance.
There are many vintage photos of Queen Elizabeth II out there that are deemed of historic value. They mark an important time in history for the Queen, not to mention they have paved the way for the role model she has become today. Here are some of the most stunning vintage pictures of the Queen.
During her reign The Queen has attended Trooping the Colour every year except 1955 when it was cancelled because of the general strike. Here, the then Princess Elizabeth accompanies King George VI on the way to Trooping the Colour in 1947. It was Her Majesty's first Trooping the Colour since she was made Colonel of the Grenadier Guards. #Troopingthecolour 📷 PA
In this photo, a then Princess Elizabeth accompanied King George VI on the way to Trooping the Colour in 1947. She has attended Trooping the Colour every year except 1955 when it was canceled.
In 1945, aged 18, The Queen joined the ATS & became the first female member of The Royal Family to join the Armed Services full-time. Tonight Her Majesty & The Princess Royal viewed an exhibition charting the progression of women serving in the Army from 1917 to the present day, and met those involved with the WRNS Benevolent Fund, the association of Wrens & who are helping with the #WRNS100 Project.
The Queen is pictured here at the age of 18 in 1945. She joined the ATS and became the first woman of The Royal Family to join the armed services full-time.
Today marks the 65th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. On 2nd June 1953, Her Majesty became the 39th Sovereign to be crowned at Westminster Abbey, where every Coronation since 1066 has taken place. #DYK that The Queen was crowned in St Edward's Chair? It was made in 1300 for Edward I and has been used at every Coronation since. Follow the link in our bio to read our '50 facts about The Queen's Coronation'. 📷 @royal_collection_trust
One month ago was the 65th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. In this photo, which took place in 1953, Queen Elizabeth was crowned at Westminster Abbey. Every coronation has taken place there since 1066.
Happy 92nd Birthday to Her Majesty The Queen! This photograph was taken in July 1946 when The Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, was 20 years old. On her 21st birthday, The Queen made a speech dedicating her life to service and to this day continues to carry out Royal Duties, from visits to charities and schools, to hosting visiting Heads of State and leading the nation’s celebratory events. Just this week, The Queen, as Head of the Commonwealth, hosted a dinner for Representatives and Heads of Government to celebrate the Commonwealth during #CHOGM2018 week. To mark Her Majesty's birthday, tonight BBC One and BBC Radio 2 will broadcast a special concert in celebration of The Queen's 92nd at the Royal Albert Hall. The Queen and Members of The Royal Family will attend. #QueensBirthday #HappyBirthdayHerMajesty 📸PA
She still has the same facial features as when she was 20 years old! This photo was posted as a throwback on Queen Elizabeth’s 92nd birthday 3 months ago.
Happy Birthday to HRH The Earl of Wessex. The Earl was born #OTD on 10 March 1964 and is pictured here in 1965 with The Queen at Frogmore House in Windsor. Today The Earl of Wessex supports Her Majesty in her official duties – often alongside The Countess of Wessex as well as undertaking public engagements for a large number of his own charities. HRH’s work has a particular focus on young people and the development of @DofEUK. 📸PA
A younger Queen Elizabeth II is pictured here with the Earl of Wessex in 1964. Prince Edward was just a little tike back then!
This photo was taken in 1940 of then Princess Elizabeth sharing a book with Princess Margaret in Buckingham Palace. The photo was posted 5 months ago for World Book Day!
Here, Queen Elizabeth is posing for a breathtaking photo with Prince Andrew in 1960, the year he was born! The Duke of York is now 58 years old.
The Queen is presented with a bouquet of Fijian flowers during a visit in 1953. The Queen has undertaken more than 200 visits to Commonwealth countries and visited every country of the Commonwealth (with the exception of Cameroon, which joined in 1995 and Rwanda which joined in 2009) as well as making many repeat visits. Visit @queenscanopy to see Fiji's, and other #commonwealth countries, dedications to the #CommonwealthCanopy – a pan-commonwealth conservation initiative that marks HM's lifetime of service to the Commonwealth. • 📸@royal_collection_trust
In this photo, the Queen was presented with a bouquet of flowers during a visit in 1953. The Queen has ventured on more than 200 visits to Commonwealth countries.
Happy Burns Night! This photograph, taken in 1982, shows The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh dance an eightsome reel during the Centenary Ball of the Royal Scottish Pipers' in Edinburgh. Burns Night celebrates the life and poetry of the Scottish poet Robert Burns, who was born #OTD in 1759. #BurnsNight2018 📷 PA
This photo shows the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh dancing together during the Centenary Ball of the Royal Scottish Pipers’. The photo took place in just 1982 for Burns Night, in light of Scottish poet Robert Burns.
The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief, will today present new colours to the 1st Battalion and F Company Scots Guards in the Garden at Buckingham Palace, accompanied by The Duke of Kent, Colonel of the Regiment. Her Majesty's association with the Scots Guards dates back to her Coronation, when she became Colonel-in-Chief – this image is of HM inspecting the Scots Guards on arrival at the City Chambers, Glasgow, on the third day of her Coronation visit in 1953 📷PA
This image presents the Queen when she became Colonel-in-Chief inspecting the Scots Guards at the City Chambers. This was the third day of her Coronation visit in 1953.
Every Maundy Thursday, the day on which Christians commemorate the Last Supper of Jesus, The Queen distributes special Maundy money to local pensioners. During her reign, The Queen has visited every Anglican Cathedral in England for the #RoyalMaundy service apart from Leicester Cathedral. Tomorrow Her Majesty, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, will visit Leicester to distribute Maundy Money to 91 men and 91 women from across Leicestershire, one for each year of The Queen’s life. Scroll through to see more from the archives of previous #RoyalMaundy services 📷PA
The Queen has been largely involved in the Church during her reign. She has visited every Anglican Cathedral in England for the Royal Maundy service. Click on the photo post to view the archived photos from previous Royal Maundy services she has attended.
The Queen is pictured here in 1937 with her mother, the first Queen Elizabeth, her father King George VI, and her sister Princess Margaret.
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