Diamond Jubilee exhibition: The Queen at Buckingham Palace in 1945, left, and in 1960 with Prince Andrew, right

'In this special year, I dedicate myself anew to your service': Queen's vow as Diamond Jubilee celebrations begin with 62-gun Royal Salute on Accession Day

Queen Elizabeth II (b English) Head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries

Faithful friend: The Queen with her cousin Princess Alexandra at Buckingham Palace last month. The ‘girls’ — Queen and Princess — deliberately matched their diamonds, pearls and even the colour and material of their outfits; the hidden message being ‘tonight we’re equals’

The Princess that scandal couldn't destroy

Princess Alexandra, who has never put a foot wrong, married Old Etonian, the Hon Angus Ogilvy, who fell under the spell of maverick businessman Roland ‘Tiny’ Rowland.

so happy! Prince Phillip and Princess Elizabeth with Charles and baby Anne

Christening of HRH Princess Anne - baptised Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise at Buckingham Palace on October 1950 I think this is the first time I've seen her smile big!

June 3, 2012 The River Pageant along the Thames in Celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. One thousand boats joined the Royal barge, 'The Spirit of Chartwell,' as it traveled from Chelsea to the Tower Bridge.

Prince Harry, Kate Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Queen Elizabeth II watch the proceedings onboard the royal barge during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames in London, Sunday June

Queen mom with princess royal Margaret Anne n Andrew

Prince Andrew, Duke of York with Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and The Princess Royal in The Queen Mother was Princess Margaret was Princess Anne was 40 and Prince Andrew was 30 in whence the joint occasion marked above.

LEFT TO RIGHT: King George V & Queen Mary 1893, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth 1923, Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Phillip 1947, Princess Margaret & Anthony Armstrong-Jones 1960, Princess Anne & Captain Mark Phillips 1973, Prince Charles & Princess Diana 1981, Prince Andrew & Princess Sarah Ferguson 1986, Prince Edward & Sophie, Countess of Wessex 1999, Prince Charles & Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall 2005.

LEFT TO RIGHT: King George V & Queen Mary 1893, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth 1923, Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Phillip 1947, Princess Margaret & Anthony Armstrong-Jones 1960, Princess Anne & Captain Mark Phillips 1973, Prince Charles & Princess Diana 1981, Prince Andrew & Princess Sarah Ferguson 1986, Prince Edward & Sophie, Countess of Wessex 1999, Prince Charles & Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall 2005.

*PRINCESS ELIZABETH ( To be Queen Elizabeth II) ~ February 16, 1939: When King George V celebrated his Silver Jubilee in 1935, he gave each of his granddaughters a pearl necklace.

HRH Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) wearing a three row pearl necklace, possibly the one she received from her grandfather George V.

dailymail:  Queen Elizabeth rests in her bedroom at Buckingham Palace following the birth of Prince Edward in 1964

The historic news stories of the Queen in the 1960s

The Queen stories from the from annointing Prince Charles to meeting JFK and Bobby Moore

Fab Four from Kate Middleton and Family at Trooping the Colour 2017 Kate, Prince William and kids Prince George and Princess Charlotte smile at the crowd.

Fab Four from Kate Middleton and Family at Trooping the Colour 2017

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look out from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 2017 in London.

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