Queen Elizabeth II is turning 90 today. Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and Head of the Commonwealth, was born on April 21, 1926. The Queen has reigned for more than 63 years and shows no sign of retiring. Even though she has in recent years passed on some of her duties to the younger royals, the Queen’s popularity doesn’t show any sign of decline. As the Monarch gets ready for a celebration, we bring to you her life journey in pictures. Take a look at her life journey
Born to Prince Albert, Duke of York (later known as King George VI), and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Elizabeth was named Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary. She married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, in 1947, became queen on February 6, 1952, and was crowned on June 2, 1953.
The Queen walking in Portsmouth in the year 1977. She had completed 25 years as the Queen the same year.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen passing a cheery crowd on 20 November, 1947 after their wedding ceremony.
Queen Elizabeth clicked as she smiles dotingly on her first born, Prince Charles. Charles was born on 14 November 1948.
The Queen speaking with an unidentified officer. As the longest-serving monarch in British history, she has tried to make her reign more modern and sensitive to a changing public.
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philips on their summer break to Balmoral Castle, Scotland. The castle is one of the Queen’s favourite places and each years she spends time with her closed ones.
The Queen visited Oman in 1979.
Royalty in a single picture- Left to Right- The Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, Prince Harry and the Prince and Princess of Wales after the christening ceremony of Prince Harry, 1984.
Queen Elizabeth II taking the salute of the Household Guards regiments during the Trooping of the Colour ceremony in London, 1985. Trooping the Colour is a ceremony performed by regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies. It has been a tradition of British infantry regiments since the 17th century, although the roots go back much earlier. Trooping the Colour allows the troops of the household division to pay a personal tribute to the sovereign with great pomp and pageantry.
Queen Elizabeth II with Diana, Princess of Wales. Diana was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, the eldest child and heir apparent of the Queen.
President Nelson Mandela greeting the Queen in 1995. In 1995, the Queen started on her first official journey to South Africa since 1947.
Queen Elizabeth II and Pope John Paul II as they meet at the Vatican in 2000.
The Queen attending the premier of James Bond movie ‘Casino Royale’ in 2006.
The Queen with the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.
The royal family, from left to right- Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge holding his son Prince George of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry (back), Prince Andrew, Duke of York (back), James, Viscount Severn (front), Princess Beatrice of York (back), Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Eugenie of York (back). The family is standing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace waiting to view the fly-past during the Queen's Birthday Parade, 'Trooping the Colour,' in London, 2015.