By: The Staff Reporters of Georgia Weekly Post.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 90th birthday, and ceremonies will be taking place across the UK for most of the summer.
Born to the Duke and Duchess of York in 1926, Elizabeth has lived a life in the public eye since she was very young, and she is now both the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch in history.
▲Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II
▲Princess Elizabeth, age 10, with her pet dog, London, in July 1936
▲Princess Elizabeth, center, ties knots under the watchful eyes of an expert at Buckingham Palace, on January 9, 1943, in London. The white stripes on her pocket proclaim her to be a Girl Guides patrol leader.
▲Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, wave to the crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London on November 20, 1947, their wedding day.
▲The Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, on June 2, 1953.
▲The Duke of Edinburgh, Jackie Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth, and President Kennedy at Buckingham Palace on June 6, 1961.
▲Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh walk at Broadlands in Romsey, southern England, in 2007.
▲Queen Elizabeth speaks next to U.S. President Barack Obama during a State Banquet in Buckingham Palace in London on May 24, 2011.
▲Queen Elizabeth and President Ronald Reagan.