Birthday special: Rare images of Queen Elizabeth II

21-Apr-2017
  • The Queen Elizabeth II poses on her Coronation day, 02 June 1953 in London. Pic/AFP

    The Queen Elizabeth II poses on her Coronation day, 02 June 1953 in London. Pic/AFP

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  • A handout reproduction picture released by Dominic Winter Auctioneers on December 4, 2013 shows a signed photograph of the then Princess Elizabeth (R) (now Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret (L) in the play Aladdin at the Royal School in Windsor in 1943. A historic archive including over a dozen signed photographs relating to four Royal pantomimes produced at Windsor Castle during the second world war is expected to fetch over 16,000 GBP when it is auctioned in thirty-six lots by Dominic Winter Auctioneers in Gloucestershire on December 11, 2013. Pic/AFP

    A handout reproduction picture released by Dominic Winter Auctioneers on December 4, 2013 shows a signed photograph of the then Princess Elizabeth (R) (now Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret (L) in the play Aladdin at the Royal School in Windsor in 1943. A historic archive including over a dozen signed photographs relating to four Royal pantomimes produced at Windsor Castle during the second world war is expected to fetch over 16,000 GBP when it is auctioned in thirty-six lots by Dominic Winter Auctioneers in Gloucestershire on December 11, 2013. Pic/AFP

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  • Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by Prince Philip waves to the crowd, 02 June 1953 after being crowned solemnly at Westminter Abbey in London. Elizabeth married the Duke of Edinburgh on the 20th of November 1947 and was proclaimed Queen in 1952 at age 25. Her coronation was the first worldwide televised event. Pic/AFP

    Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by Prince Philip waves to the crowd, 02 June 1953 after being crowned solemnly at Westminter Abbey in London. Elizabeth married the Duke of Edinburgh on the 20th of November 1947 and was proclaimed Queen in 1952 at age 25. Her coronation was the first worldwide televised event. Pic/AFP

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  • The Princess Elizabeth of Great Britain dances in an unknown location during her official visit to Canada, October 1951. Pic/AFP

    The Princess Elizabeth of Great Britain dances in an unknown location during her official visit to Canada, October 1951. Pic/AFP

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  • The book of marriage, where Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's witnesses signed (left page) 20 November 1947 on their wedding day. Pic/AFP

    The book of marriage, where Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's witnesses signed (left page) 20 November 1947 on their wedding day. Pic/AFP

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  • The Queen Elizabeth (2nd-L, future Queen Mother), her daughter Princess Elizabeth (4th-L, future Queen Elizabeth II), Queen Mary (C) , Princess Margaret (5th-L) and the King George VI (R), pose at the balcony of the Buckingham Palace on May 12, 1937. Pic/AFP

    The Queen Elizabeth (2nd-L, future Queen Mother), her daughter Princess Elizabeth (4th-L, future Queen Elizabeth II), Queen Mary (C) , Princess Margaret (5th-L) and the King George VI (R), pose at the balcony of the Buckingham Palace on May 12, 1937. Pic/AFP

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  • Britain's Princess Elizabeth smiles as she is holding on her lap Princess Anne, born 18 August 1950. Pic/AFP

    Britain's Princess Elizabeth smiles as she is holding on her lap Princess Anne, born 18 August 1950. Pic/AFP

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  • Queen Elizabeth II (L) accompanied by her children Prince Charles of Wales (R) and Princess Ann of England (C) waves to the crowd from a balcony of Buckingham Palace, on May 16, 1954 in London after returning from a trip around the world. Pic/AFP

    Queen Elizabeth II (L) accompanied by her children Prince Charles of Wales (R) and Princess Ann of England (C) waves to the crowd from a balcony of Buckingham Palace, on May 16, 1954 in London after returning from a trip around the world. Pic/AFP

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  • The Queen Mother (L) is joined by her eldest daughter, Queen Elizabeth II outside Clarence House 04 August 1993 on her 93rd birthday. The Queen Mother is the widow of Britain's wartime monarch, King George VI. Pic/AFP

    The Queen Mother (L) is joined by her eldest daughter, Queen Elizabeth II outside Clarence House 04 August 1993 on her 93rd birthday. The Queen Mother is the widow of Britain's wartime monarch, King George VI. Pic/AFP

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  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, wearing the Imperial Crown, walks in procession through The Royal Gallery on her way to give her speech during the ceremonial state opening of Parliament in London 13 November 2002. Pic/AFP

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, wearing the Imperial Crown, walks in procession through The Royal Gallery on her way to give her speech during the ceremonial state opening of Parliament in London 13 November 2002. Pic/AFP

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