This is the first time that Queen Elizabeth has celebrated her birthday without her companion and husband Prince Philip who died on 9 April.
Queen Elizabeth is celebrating her 95th birthday today. However, it is hardly a celebration as the royal family continues to mourn the demise of the Queen’s husband Prince Philip who died on 9 April. This is the first time Queen Elizabeth will be celebrating her birthday without her companion and there are no celebrations in order. According to reports, it will be a quiet birthday with the closest members of her family in tow.
As the queen turned 95, we decided to go back in time and revisit the Queen’s journey so far. From her pre-teens and teenage years to her accession to the throne, Queen Elizabeth has engraved history in the books of Britain as the reigning monarch. From the second world war to the most recent Brexit, she has seen it all. Take a look at the famous life of Queen Elizabeth over the years in pictures:
July 1936: Princess Elizabeth sits on a garden seat with two corgi dogs at her home on 145 Piccadilly, London. (Photo by Lisa Sheridan / Studio Lisa / Getty Images)
Princess Elizabeth is standing in her girl guide dress in Frogmore, Windsor, England on April 11, 1942. (Photo by Studio Lisa / Getty Images)
Princess Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret at the Royal Lodge, Windsor, UK, 8th July 1946. (Photo by Lisa Sheridan / Hulton Archive / Getty Images)
8th July 1946: George VI with the Royal Family, at the Royal Lodge at Windsor Castle. (Photo by Lisa Sheridan / Studio Lisa / Getty Images)
Princess Elizabeth broadcasts from the gardens of Government House in Cape Town, South Africa, on the occasion of her 21st birthday, 21st April 1947. In it, she promised her service to the Commonwealth and British Empire. (Photo by the Timely Press Agency / Hulton Archive / Getty Images)
4th November 1952: Queen Elizabeth II en route to Westminster to preside at the first State Parliamentary Opening ceremony since her accession to the throne. (Photo by Central Press / Getty Images)
9th September 1960: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with their children, Prince Andrew (center), Princess Anne (left) and Charles, Prince of Wales sitting on a picnic rug outside Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
1965: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with their children (right to left); Charles the Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Princess Anne celebrate the Queen’s 39th birthday in Windsor. (Photo by Keystone / Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip on safari during their state visit to Zambia, 1979. (Photo by Serge Lemoine / Getty Images)
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