Platinum Jubilee: Queen Elizabeth ll celebrates 70-year anniversary of her accession to the throne


A young Princess Elizabeth’s baptism of fire – the British Royal Family appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony and greet the crowd after the coronation of her father George VI in London on May 12, 1937. Photo: Getty

The future Queen Elizabeth II on her wedding day in 1947. Photo: Getty

Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh on November 24, 1947, during their British honeymoon at Broadlands, Romsey in Hampshire. Photo: Getty

Queen Elizabeth II steps from her plane on arrival at London Airport on February 7, 1952, after being recalled from Kenya following the death of her father King George VI. Among those waiting for her are Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Photo: Getty

After being gifted a film cine camera by her father George VI before WWII, Queen Elizabeth films the arrival of the escort ship HMNZS Black Prince while the couple tours Fiji in 1953. Photo: Getty

Crowds lined Pall Mall as HRH Queen Elizabeth II and her pageant pass on the way to her coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh on the day of the coronation at Buckingham Palace on June 2, 1953. Photo: Getty

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrive at Parliament House in Hobart, Tasmania, during their Commonwealth Tour of Australia in 1954. Photo: Getty

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, wave as they leave Liverpool after attending an ice show in 1961. Photo: Getty

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and their children Anne, Edward and Charles at Windsor on the Queen’s 39th birthday in April 1965. Photo: Getty

At the May 14, 1965 dedication of the John F Kennedy Memorial, Jacqueline Kennedy sits beside Queen Elizabeth. Photo: Getty

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visit Aberfan in Wales in 1966 to comfort the families of the 144 people who died when a coal tip collapsed on the local school. Photo: Getty

Richard Cawston’s BBC documentary Royal Family in 1969 followed the Royal Family over a period of a year. Photo: Getty

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip during their visit to Australia in April 1970. Photo: Getty

At home with the family at Buckingham Palace in 1972. Photo: Getty

The Queen enjoys a day at the races with the Emir of Bahrain in March 1979. Photo: Getty

President Ronald Reagan and Queen Elizabeth at a gala dinner at Windsor Castle in 1982. Photo: Getty

The late Princess Diana with her mother-in-law in 1987 watching the polo. Photo: Getty

Happier days in 1990 with the Duchess Of York holding Princess Eugenie beside Prince Andrew and the Queen. Photo: Getty

Queen Elizabeth II makes her ‘Annus Horribilus’ speech at Guildhall on her 40th anniversary in 1992. Photo: Getty

The Queen and Prince Philip emerge to inspect the late Princess Diana’s floral tribute on September 6 after her death on August 31, 1997.

The Queen gets a warm welcome from thousands of well-wishers, as she tours the Golden Jubilee picnic in Gunnersbury Park in south-west London in 2002. Photo: Getty

When Prince Harry used to smile more! On April 12, 2006 at Sandhurst Military Academy speaking with his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II during the Sovereign’s Parade. Photo: Getty

The Prince of Wales and his new bride Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, on April 11, 2005, with their families in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle after their wedding. Photo: Getty

Aboriginal dancers perform for the Queen during her visit to Clontarf Aboriginal college on October 27, 2011 in Perth during a 10-day visit. Photo: Getty

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrive for a service marking the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation at Westminster Abbey on June 4, 2013. Photo: Getty

The Queen at Epsom in 2012, celebrating her Diamond Jubilee – the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne. Photo: Getty

With Meghan and Harry watching a flypast to mark the centenary of the 100th birthday of the Royal Air Force from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018. Photo: Getty

Prince George in 2019 mixes up the Christmas pudding, watched on by his proud dad, grandfather and great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth. Photo: Buckingham Palace

Former US president Donald Trump and wife Melania at a state banquet at Buckingham Palace on June 3, 2019. Photo: Getty

At Derby Day in 2019 at Epsom Racecourse in England. Photo: Getty

Ladies Day on day three of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 20, 2019. Photo: Getty

Queen Elizabeth II during a ceremony at Westminster Abbey to mark the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior on November 4, 2020. Photo: Getty

In April last year, Buckingham Palace shared this photo of the couple at one of their ‘happy places’. Photo: AAP

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, watching the games at the annual Braemar Highland Gathering in 2008. Photo: Getty

Queen Elizabeth II sits alone during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021. Photo: Getty

Queen Elizabeth in 2020 at the beginning of the global pandemic, reassuring the world ‘better days will return’.

Queen Elizabeth II rides Balmoral Fern, a 14-year-old Fell Pony, in Windsor Home Park while isolating at Windsor Castle during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Getty

The queen confers the honour of knighthood on Captain Sir Thomas Moore before presenting him with the insignia of Knight Bachelor during an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle on July 17, 2020. Photo: Getty

Driving her Range Rover as she attends the Royal Windsor Horse Show in Home Park, Windsor Castle on July 2, 2021. Photo: Getty

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles plant a tree to mark the start of the official planting season for the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) in October. Photo: Getty

The queen cuts a cake to celebrate the start of the Platinum Jubilee. Photo: Getty

The Queen takes a quiet moment on February 4 at the end of a long day to view her commemorative platinum jubilee messages and paintings, with her corgi named Candy. Photo: Getty

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