The Queen marks a momentous birthday today – she turns 94, making her the oldest living leader in the world. We put together a selection of great photos of our Queen to celebrate.
No one had any idea at the age of two, that this young girl would one day be Queen…
With her brood of four in 1965.
A moment as grandmother, not Monarch:
A smile at the opening of the Flanders’ Fields Memorial Garden in 2014.
The Queen and her youngest family members – look at Mia Tindall holding her great-granny’s handbag!
Prince Philip has always been able to make his wife laugh – something tickled her back in 2005.
The Braemar Gathering to watch the Highland Games is a highpoint of The Queen’s year.
One is not amused..
Dancing the night away in Ottowa, 1951
A historic documentary in January 2018 saw Her Majesty discuss the Crown Jewels – the closest she has come to a TV interview.
A rather athletic disembarkation in 1971, as The Queen got off Royal Yacht Britannia during a State Visit to Turkey.
This dramatic photo shows The Queen wearing her robes as Monarch of the Order of the Thistle, in the wilderness near Balmoral.
In this portrait Queen Elizabeth II is presented as Sovereign of The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, a chivalric order that dates from the seventeenth century. She wears the robes of the Order and insignia bearing the emblem of the thistle. #OrderOfTheThistle pic.twitter.com/Whyr9eLrjz
— Abstract Artgirl (@Hilje_Art) February 5, 2020
A proud grandmother on the day of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding in 2019.
With her husband and heirs in 2003.
Resplendent during a visit to Lithuania.