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Though Prince Philip's death "left a huge void" in Queen Elizabeth's life, she made a return to her royal duties only four days after his death. She has devoted her life to her country since she succeeded to the throne. Let's start from her twenties and see how she has grown as the Queen.
Princess Elizabeth lost her father, King George VI, on February 6, 1952, when she was just 25. From that day onward she suddenly became Queen Elizabeth. Months later, she chilled out with her kids, Charles and Anne, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
Queen Elizabeth's coronation was held at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953, over one year after her father's death. That's because festivities are forbidden for a certain period to mourn the late King.
The Queen was all smiles as she left an occasion with Prince Philip during her Australian tour, a prominent member of the Commonwealth. I suppose everyone cheers up when they get off work, and the Queen is no different.
Though Prince Philip was always a sports fan, it was still a rare accomplishment to lead the Windsor Park Team on to win in India in a polo tournament, and what's more the Queen presented him with the award.
It's like a cultural collision when the British female head of state and the American movie star and sex symbol, Jayne Mansfield, are in the same photo. Which style are you into?
Let's introduce the royal ladies from left to the right: Princess Margaret (Elizabeth's sister), the Queen, and their mother. They were watching a horse race called The Derby in Surrey. It is a family gathering worthy of remembrance as Princess Margaret and her mother both passed away in 2002, just seven weeks apart.
Royal fans all know that Queen Elizabeth is a corgis lover. She has kept over 30 corgis since she took the throne. However, she stopped raising any more corgis in 2015 in case she would leave any behind after she passed away. Most of them have now passed away, except for her last dog, Candy.
The Queen wore an ocean blue ball gown with a white fur stole to a Scouts' gang show.
The Queen was waving to the crowd at the Trooping the Colour celebration with her husband, a young Prince Andrew, and a newborn Prince Edward. The family usually parade down the Mall from Buckingham Palace with the troops behind them.
This picture shows us what regality truly looks like. Queen Elizabeth dressed up for the Order of St. Michael and St. George at St. Paul's Cathedral.
The Queen and Prince Charles were present at his Investiture when the heir to the throne assumed the title of the Prince Of Wales.
We can see from the picture that the Queen's fashion sense has altered over the decades. Her beret with tassel on it and a slightly shorter dress exude a modern style. She was visiting the Town Hall in Sydney, Australia.
The family photo was taken to mark Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's "silver wedding anniversary," which means they had been married for 25 years.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited Tokyo and waved to the people. We can see the differing vehicles that the Queen took over the years.
Queen Elizabeth presented the so-called "wedding of the century" between Prince Charles and Princess Diana. However, their painful separation 11 years later was as widely circulated as their wedding.
Prince Charles gave his mother, the Queen, a gentle kiss on her hand at a polo competition in Windsor.
Queen Elizabeth was looking out from the Royal Box at Guards Polo Club with her grandsons, Prince William and Prince Harry. Oh, the little princes were so cute. See their grown-up versions later.
The Queen sat in the same carriage with President of South Africa Nelson Mandela when he toured the UK.
Again, in a Trooping the Color parade, the Queen smiled on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, but this time with 21-year-old William, and 18-year-old Harry.
The Queen and Prince William's wife Kate Middleton, were both seen laughing when presenting a children's sports event in Nottingham. Through the ups and downs, Kate has always been her most reliable granddaughter-in-law when it comes to attending royal duties.
Three generations of the royal family gathered together in the picture. This occasion must have been packed with bodyguards because of the presence of the Queen and the two direct heirs to the throne, Prince William and his first child Prince George.
The Queen and Prince Philip gave bananas to an elephant at the opening of a new elephant center at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
The Queen stood with her two grandchildren, William and Harry, and their spouses, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. This is one of the last formal royal occasions that Meghan and Harry attended.
Here is the Queen and Prince Charles, the first in line to succeed the throne, at the State Opening of Parliament in October 2019.
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