10 iconic photos of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-serving monarch

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Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-serving monarch, died on September 8. She ascended to the throne in 1952 at 25 following the death of her father, King George VI. Over the years, in her 70-year service, the Queen had several iconic moments that are etched down in history.

Buckingham Palace announced the death of Queen Elizabeth II, aged 96, in the evening on Thursday. She died in Balmoral, Scotland, surrounded by her family, especially her eldest son, now King Charles III.

Here’s a look back at 10 iconic photos of Queen Elizabeth II:

Queen Elizabeth II with her son Prince Edward at Windsor Castle in 1965. (Photo courtesy: AP)

Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret with a Corgi in 1941. (Photo courtesy: Royal Collection Trust)

Queen Elizabeth II in Girls Guides uniform in Windsor Great Park, England. (Photo courtesy: AP)

Princess Elizabeth in a silver gown with a diamond tiara and pearl necklace on August 30, 1949. (Photo courtesy: AP)

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh leave the House Of Assembly after the Queen had addressed Bermuda’s Colonial Parliament, in Hamilton on Nov. 25, 1953. (Photo courtesy: AP)

Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Philip and their sons, Prince Edward and Prince Andrew. (Photo courtesy: AP)

Queen Elizabeth II with Winston Churchill at the Commonwealth Economic Conference in 1952. (Photo courtesy: The Royal Family Instagram)

Queen Elizabeth II with her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at the Empire Theatre in London for the world premiere of the film, Dunkirk, on March 20, 1958. (Photo courtesy: AP)

Queen Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953. (Photo courtesy: AP)

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in 1981. (Photo courtesy: Getty Images)

Born in 1926, in Mayfair, London, Queen Elizabeth II served as the UK’s monarch for 70 years. She married Prince Philip in November 1947 and had four children – Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

On Saturday, September 10, the Accession Council will formally proclaim King Charles the nation’s new monarch at St. James’s Palace in London.

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