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Queen Elizabeth II: Her earliest moments in the spotlight

Queen Elizabeth II: Her earliest moments in the spotlight

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Queen Elizabeth II: Her earliest moments in the spotlight

In honour of Queen Elizabeth II's Sapphire Jubilee, take a look at some of her earliest public moments.

In early 2017, Queen Elizabeth celebrates her Sapphire Jubilee. This celebration not only marks her 65-year reign but also the fact that Elizabeth II becomes the first British monarch in history to reach the milestone. 

In honour of the occasion, we pulled together some of our favourite photographic moments from the Queen's early years—including several from when she was still a princess. Take a look below, and make sure to let us know your own favourites.

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A young princess Elizabeth shows her serious side in this 1940 photograph.

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The Queen's affection for Corgis is well-documented—and by the looks of this photo (from 1940), the love started early.

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This photo, from 1945, shows Queen Elizabeth in her army uniform. She served as a truck mechanic in the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service.

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In 1947, Elizabeth II (then 21 years old) married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey in London.

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The Queen can often be spotted behind the camera. This photo took place in 1950.

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An early family photo of the royals (taken in 1950), shows Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Princess Anne.

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip share a moment together with their daughter, Princess Anne, after her christening in 1950.

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Queen Elizabeth took the throne at age 25 after the death of her father. She was crowned on June 2, 1953 at Westminster Abbey—the first coronation to be broadcast live on television.  

 

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