The most beautiful pictures of the Queen in her reign

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Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022), during her 70-year reign, made an incredible number of official portraits. In fact, it is linked to more than 960 photos.

In just one year, in 1927, I sat down with British society photographer Marcus Adams. when I became queen In 1952, she exhibited often portraits of British royal portrait photographer Lisa Sheridan (Lisa’s Studio) in cozy places such as the palace gardens, with her children and dogs, many of which appeared in a volume titled Unofficial Royal: Studio Lisa and the Royal Family by Rodney Laredo. Studio Lisa received two royal orders, one from Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and later Queen Elizabeth II. Most famously, for official portraits of Queen Elizabeth on the throne or during her coronation, the family turned to British fashion, portrait and war photographer Sir Cecil Beaton.

When it comes to painted portraits, in 1968, for example, the Queen was painted by artist Timothy Wedburn on horseback dressed as a Colonel of the Irish Guard, mounted on a Metropolitan Police horse named Doctor. It was later painted, in 1972, so magnificently, in a white dress against a checkered sky, by American artist Joseph Wallace King, commissioned by the Wellcome Foundation for submission to North Carolina.

Here we take a look at some of the most beautiful pictures of the royal queen throughout her reign.

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July 1928 – by Marcus Adams

Princess Elizabeth, who later became Queen Elizabeth II, when she was a little girl, was taken to her London home.


July 1936 – by Lisa Studio

Elizabeth “Princess” then, hugging a corgi dog.


April 1942 – by Lisa Studio

Princesses Elizabeth (left) and Margaret Rose with one of their dogs outside the Royal Lodge, Windsor.

Princess Elizabeth gazes through a window near an exotic flower arrangement.


July 1946 – by Lisa Studio

Princess Elizabeth in a hall at Buckingham Palace.


September 1952 – by Lisa Studio

Newly appointed Queen Elizabeth II with two dogs at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, September 28, 1952.


June 1953 – by Cecil Beaton

A portrait of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton taken on June 2, 1953 during her coronation.


June 1953 – by Cecil Beaton

Queen Elizabeth II with her maids of honor, in the Green Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace, on June 2, 1953. By artist Cecil Beaton (photo by print collector/Getty Images)


April 1955 – By Pietro Anigoni

A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Italian portrait and fresco painter Pietro Anegoni appeared on the cover of Picture Post. Original post: Cover Photo Cover – Volume 67 No. 05 – pub. 1955 (Photo by IPC Magazine / Picture Post / Hulton Archive / Getty Images)

American pop artist Andy Warhol holding a silkscreen print of British Queen Elizabeth II in his studio, Factory, New York, NY, 1985. The image is part of the Reigning Queens series, some hanging on the wall behind him. (Photo by Derek Hudson/Getty Images)


May 1999 – By Andrew Festing

Portrait of the Queen in her robe for the official opening of Parliament, by painter Andrew Festing, for the Royal Hospita in Chelsea. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)


April 2014 – By Nick Cathel

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (now Princess of Wales) inspects a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, painted by New Zealand artist Nick Cathel and unveiled during an official reception at Government House on April 10, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)


October 2010 – By Isobel Peachey

Queen Elizabeth II looks at a newly commissioned portrait of her in the Queen’s Room as she tours the new cruise ship Queen Elizabeth II at Cunard in the Southampton Docks on October 11, 2010 (Photo by Arthur Edwards – WPA Pool/Getty Images)


October 2016 – By Henry Ward

Queen Elizabeth II watches a painting of herself by British artist Henry Ward, at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west London, on October 14, 2016. The painting was commissioned to celebrate six decades of the Queen’s patronage of the British Red Cross. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/Paul/AFP)

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