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Jakub Paulík
September 11, 2022, 5:00pm
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Elizabeth II. : 10 Photos From The Life Of The Late Queen

The Queen died on Thursday at the age of 96.

Jakub Paulík
September 11, 2022, 5:00pm
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Dog lover (1936)

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In the photo from 1936, the young ten-year-old Princess Elizabeth hugs one of her dogs. Her love for these pets, especially the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, lasted into adulthood.


It is estimated that she owned more than 30 dogs in her lifetime. According to the GoodTo portal, in 2022, before the death of two corgi dogs, she had one cocker spaniel and one dorgi, which was a cross between a Welsh corgi and a dachshund. She also posted photos with her animals on Instagram.

Marriage to Prince Philip (1947)

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Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip married in 1947 in Westminster Abbey. Philip was originally a prince of Greece and Denmark. After his marriage to Elizabeth, he assumed the title of Duke of Edinburgh.

The newlyweds received more than 2,500 wedding gifts , according to the CBC. They raised four children together. Duke Phillip died in April 2021 aged 99. Elizabeth survived him by just over a year.

First born son (1949)

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Less than two years after their wedding, Princess Elizabeth gave birth to their first son, Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the Queen's successor after her death. Unlike Elizabeth, who ascended the throne at a very young age, Charles will become king at the age of 73. His successor is the first-born son William, whom he raised with the now-deceased Princess Diana. He also fathered a younger son, Harry, with her.

She and Philip raised four children together (1951)

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Prince Charles was not an only child for long. In 1951, Philip and Elizabeth had a daughter, Annie (in the photo on the middle between the prince and the princess). In 1960, when Elizabeth II was already the Queen, they had a son, Andrew, and in 1964, Edward.

The new queen (1953)

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In 1952, Elizabeth's father King George VI., who had reigned since 1936, died. The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. took place on June 2, 1953.

Photos with celebrities (1997)

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The Queen Elizabeth II. did not avoid meetings with prominent personalities during her life, including the once popular British group Spice Girls. In a photo from 1997, the Queen shakes hands with Victoria Beckham aka Posh Spice.

Visit of the President of the USA (2009)

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Royal duties also include meetings with world political leaders. In early April 2009, then US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama visited the Queen and her husband Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace.

All smiles with Meghan Markle (2018)

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Prince Harry's wife Meghan Markle has caused quite the stir in the royal family. She was not afraid to publicly criticize the practices she encountered after her marriage to Harry. However, in a June 2018 photo, Markle was still smiling alongside the Queen.

The death of the queen's husband (2021)

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After the rifts with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, an unfortunate event has hit the royal family. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh died on 9 April 2021. In the shot from April 17, 2021, Queen Elizabeth II was traveling to the funeral, which was attended by only 30 guests due to the coronavirus pandemic.

70th anniversary of reign (2022)

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The Queen Elizabeth II. became the oldest living monarch in 2019 and three years later celebrated her platinum jubilee – 70 years of reign. History will also remember her as the second longest reigning monarch.

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