Queen Elizabeth II, the monarch who brought stability to a changing nation

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Queen Elizabeth II poses in her coronation attire in the throne room of Buckingham Palace in London, after her coronation on June 2, 1953.

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King George VI, Queen Elizabeth I, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret attend the presentation of Archers ceremony on July 12, 1937, in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Princess Elizabeth, 14-year-old heiress apparent to the British throne, broadcasts to British girls and boys evacuated overseas in October 1940, from London. She is joined in bidding good night to her listeners by her younger sister, Princess Margaret.

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Princess Elizabeth and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, depart Westminster Abbey, London, on Nov. 20, 1947, following their wedding service.

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Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Philip, play with son Charles, Prince of Wales (left) and daughter Princess Anne, circa 1951.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrive in Trafalgar Square by royal carriage on June 2, 1953. The Queen was solemnly crowned at Westminster Abbey in London that day.

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Queen Elizabeth II arrives at King’s Cross railway station in London in October 1969 with her four corgis after spending the holidays in Balmoral Castle in Scotland and before welcoming at Buckingham Palace the astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission, during which the first man walked on the moon.

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