Elizabeth married Prince Philip while still a princess, in late 1947. Their long-sustaining love and admiration for each other is captured perfectly in this image of the newlyweds.
Holding her first child, Prince Charles, December 1948
Elizabeth became a mother for the first time at the age of 22, while she was still a princess, and four years before she became a monarch. Prince Charles was to be the first of her four children, and would one day succeed his mother to the throne.
Family life, July 1942
A wonderful scene – Elizabeth loved to spend quality time at Windsor’s Royal Lodge with her father King George, mother Queen Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret, along with her trusty corgi with her side.