Looking Back On Queen Elizabeth's 90 Years

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. Below, on the event of her birthday, a collection of images of Elizabeth’s remarkable life, from age 5 to 90.

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