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As one of the most photographed women in the world, Queen Elizabeth II’s reign has been documented through a camera lens from the very start. Following the death of her father King George VI on February 6, 1952, Elizabeth II’s coronation took place at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953, when she was just 25-years-old. Over the next seven decades, with husband Prince Philip at her side, the Queen has served through the 20th century, the start of a new Millennium and into the 21st century, witnessing new technological advances and a succession of British governments of different political persuasions. From the earliest moments of her rule, including sitting atop the St. Edward’s Chair during her coronation, to marking the start of a new decade with her great-grandson Prince George, this stunning collection of photographs document the Queen’s historic reign so far. Visit here to see more.

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