Friday, September 22

A lifetime under the spotlight. The reign of Elizabeth II, in pictures

One of the earliest known portraits of Queen Elizabeth II, born in 1926.


The coronation ceremony of Elizabeth II, on June 2, 1953, which began a year earlier, after the death of her father, King George VI.


Elizabeth II and her husband Philip of Edinburgh, in Broadlands, Hampshire, at their first public appearance after their wedding, held on November 20, 1947.

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The then Princess Isabel with her eldest son Carlos, in the summer of 1949.

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Elizabeth II and Philip of Edinburgh with Princess Diana and Prince Charles on their wedding day on July 29, 1981.

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Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Felipe de Edinburgh, together with Juan Carlos de Borbón and Queen Sofía, at the end of a State visit to Spain, in 1998.


Queen Elizabeth II of England, accompanied by the Queen Mother, at the entrance to Westminster Abbey, on the day of the funeral of Diana of Wales, who died in a traffic accident on August 31, 1997.


Elizabeth II, in July 2012, with four former UK Prime Ministers. From left, David Cameron, John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

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Elizabeth II before a portrait of Margaret Thatcher, in an exhibition organized in 2012 as part of the celebrations for the 60 years of her reign.

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Queen Elizabeth II at Royal Ascot in 2019.

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Queen Elizabeth, at the funeral of her husband Philip of Edinburgh, on April 17, 2021, at Windsor Castle.

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“Better days will come.” Elizabeth II’s message, during the first weeks of the COVID pandemic, in April 2020.


Isabel II attends to Prince Luis, the youngest of the children of Princes Guillermo and Catalina, during the celebrations of the 70 years of his reign, on June 2.

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Celebrations for the platinum jubilee, 70 years of the reign of Elizabeth II, in London, last June.


Elizabeth II receives Liz Truss at Balmoral Palace on September 6. With Truss, there have been 15 her prime ministers during her reign.

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