90 stunning photographs marking the Queen's 90th birthday
She’s our longest reigning monarch, the iconic face of the nation and the most prestigious elder Stateswoman in the world.
But, as these 90 beautiful pictures show, the Queen has always risen to the occasion with grace, dignity and often a touch of humour.
From her early life as a carefree girl, where she was educated at home with her sister Princess Margaret, to meeting heads of state, the world’s biggest celebrities and thousands of ordinary people, much of the Queen’s life has been captured on camera.
Photographs have captured Royal births, marriages, including the Queen’s own toPrince Philip, and some of the biggest events our country has seen in the last 90 years.
From her early childhood, to her time as a mechanic during World War 2, and from State functions to her happiest times on her estate at Balmoral with her family and beloved dogs, the photos are an insight into the life of our longest reigning monarch.