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PHOTOS: Queen Elizabeth II ... Then and now

10:17 AM, Apr 21, 2012   |    comments
  • Undated picture showing the Royal British couple, Queen Elizabeth II, and her husband Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with their two children, Charles, Prince of Wales (L) and Princess Anne (R). (Photo credit should read OFF/AFP/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 15: Queen Elizabeth II arrives at King's Cross railway station in London 15 October 1969 with her four dogs of Corgis breed after holidays in Balmoral Castle in Scotland and before welcoming at Buckingham Palace US astronauts of Apollo 11 who walked on the Moon. (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 16: Queen Elizabeth II walks among trains during her visit to Stratford trains shed near London 16 February 1962. (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
  • PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 28: Queen Elizabeth II delivers a speech during a banquet at the Pan Pacific Perth Hotel as part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on October 28, 2011 in Perth, Australia. Queen Elizabeth II opened the 54-nation summit today, following a 9-day tour of Australia. The three-day biennial gathering is chaired by Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard and concludes on October 30. (Photo by Ron D'Raine - Pool/Getty Images)
  • UNSPECIFIED, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 13: Queen Elizabeth II attends the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Cenotaph on November 13, 2011 in London, United Kingdom. Politicians and Royalty joined the rest of the county in honouring the war dead by gathering at the iconic memorial to lay wreaths and observe two minutes silence. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
  • PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 29: Queen Elizabeth ll greets well-wishers along side Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi, Defence Minister Stephen Smith and Premier Colin Barnett on the final day of the Queen's Australian tour at the Great Aussie BBQ on October 29, 2011 in Perth, Australia. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visited Canberra, Brisbane, and Melbourne before heading to Perth for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. The end of this visit marks the Queen's 16th to Australia. (Photo by
  • PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 29: Queen Elizabeth II greets well-wishers on the final day of the Queen's Australian tour at the Great Aussie BBQ on October 29, 2011 in Perth, Australia. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visited Canberra, Brisbane, and Melbourne before heading to Perth for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. The end of this visit marks the Queen's 16th to Australia. (Photo by Michael O'Brien - Pool/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: US entertainer Bob Hope shown in file photo dated 1967 being greeted by Queen Elizabeth II of England where he performed the 'Royal Performance' with the Blue Bell Girls in London. (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: From left: Prince Richard of Gloucester, the Duchess of Gloucester, The Queen Mother of Britain, Prince Bernhard of Netherlands, the Queen Elizabeth II of Britain, her husband Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen Juliana of Netherlands, Princess Alexandra, Lord Snowdown and his wife Princess Margaret, the younger sister of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, pose for family picture 13 April 1972 at Carpeters' Hall in London during Netherlands' Royal visit to Britain. Princess Margaret
  • LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Britain's Queen Elizabeth (C), her husband Prince Philip, their children Princess Anne (L) and Prince Charles are gathered for a lunch in 1969 at Windsor Castle, west of London. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read AFP/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Britain's Queen Elizabeth (L) shakes hands with French singer Mireille Mathieu in 1969 in London after the French artist performance. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read AFP/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Picture dated from the year 1933 of Princess Margaret (L), the younger sister of future Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (R). Margaret was born at Glamis Castle 21 August 1930. She was educated at home with her sister, and her first major state event was the coronation of her parents King George VI and Queen Elizabeth I (later Queen Mother). (Photo credit should read AFP/Getty Images)
  • WASHINGTON, : US President George Bush (R) talks to Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) during a 14 May 1991 welcoming ceremony at the White House, Washington, DC. The queen was given a red carpet welcome and a 21-gun salute. AFP PHOTO/Jerome DELAY (Photo credit should read JEROME DELAY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • PORTSMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM: US President Bill Clinton and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II smile for the cameras during the group photo session at the Guildhall 04 June 1994 prior to a celebratory banquet for the 50th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. (Photo credit should read GERRY PENNY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: The Queen makes her speech in the House of Lords at the State Opening of Parliament 14 May 1997. (Photo credit should read AFP/Getty Images)
  • KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Queen Elizabeth II leaves Sandringham Church after the traditional Christmas Day service at Sandringham on December 25, 2011 in King's Lynn, England. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh traditionally lead the royals in attending a church service at Sandringham Church on Christmas Day. It is the Duchess of Cambridge's first Christmas at Sandringham after her marriage to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge in April of this year. This year the Duke of Edinburgh mis
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 9: Queen Elizabeth II stands in the 1844 Room of Buckingham Palace after recording her annual Christmas Day television broadcast to the Commonwealth on December 9, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
  • WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 09: Queen Elizabeth II meets nurses (left - right) Ling Williams, Caroline Delaney, Jane Hayes and Sue Bowden with Dr Jonathan Holliday (R) as she visits the Dedworth Medical Centre on December 9, 2011 in Windsor, England.The new offices of a GP practice used by Windsor Castle staff were opened by the Queen. She visited Dedworth Medical Centre in Windsor, meeting architects, builders and members of the Primary Care Trust before touring the new facility. Around
  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth plants a tree in Jubilee Wood on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk on February 3, 2012, to mark her diamond jubliee. Queen Elizabeth II is to start five months of diamond jubilee celebrations this weekend with the promise of pomp and splendour despite the British monarch's wishes for restraint. The queen will make a deliberately low-key visit to Norfolk in eastern England on Monday, 60 years to the day since she ascended to the throne after her father King George VI sud
  • KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05: Queen Elizabeth II is handed flowers as she leaves the Sunday Service at West Newton Church on February 5, 2012 in King's Lynn, England. Monday 6th February will be Accession Day, when the Queen will celebrate 60 years to the day that she became Monarch. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
  • KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05: Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she leaves the Sunday Service at West Newton Church on February 5, 2012 in King's Lynn, England. Monday 6th February will be Accession Day, when the will Queen celebrate 60 years to the day that she became Monarch. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth holds flowers as she attends an event in Jubilee Wood on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk on February 3, 2012, to plant a tree to mark her diamond jubliee. Queen Elizabeth II is to start five months of diamond jubilee celebrations this weekend with the promise of pomp and splendour despite the British monarch's wishes for restraint. The queen will make a deliberately low-key visit to Norfolk in eastern England on Monday, 60 years to the day since she ascended to the th
  • LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 7: Queen Elizabeth II greets High Court judges as she officially opens the Rolls Building, the latest addition to the Royal Courts of Justice, on December 7, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Adrian Dennis - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 22: Queen Elizabeth II and Dr Abdullah Gül the President of the Republic of Turkey arrive in the Royal Carriage as she arrives at Buckingham Palace on November 22, 2011 in London, England. The President of Turkey is on a five day State visit to the UK. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth (L) followed by her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (R), leaves a ceremony to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible at Westminster Abbey in London on November 16, 2011. AFP PHOTO / POOL / CRIS JACKSON (Photo credit should read Chris Jackson/AFP/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 16: Queen Elizabeth II is given some flowers by Martha Campbell as she leaves a Service of Celebration to Mark the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible at Westminster Abbey on November 16, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 22: Queen Elizabeth II awaits the arrival of Turkey's President Abdullah Gul and his wife Hayrunnisa Gul at an offical welcoming ceremony on November 22, 2011 in London, England. The President of Turkey is on a five day State visit to the UK. (Photo by Paul Hackett - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
  • LONDON - DECEMBER 02: Queen Elizabeth II arrives to see the British Military Tournament at Earls Court on December 02, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
  • LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 01: Queen Elizabeth II meets Yoko Ono during a visit to the Museum of Liverpool on December 1, 2011 in Liverpool, England. The Queen and the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh will also be visiting New Brighton's Floral Pavilion. (Photo by Tim Hales - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 22: Queen Elizabeth II and President of Turkey Abdullah Gul (L) attend a state banquet at Buckingham Palace, on November 22, 2011 in London, England. President Abdullah is on a three day state visit to the UK and was formally welcomed by Queen Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh today. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
    
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Queen Elizabeth II, 85, will mark her 60th year on the throne on Monday. A photographic look back at the queen when she first started her reign and a glimpse into her life now.

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