05 February 2021

In Pictures: The Queen through the decades of her 69-year reign

05 February 2021

The Queen will have reigned for 69 years on February 6.

Here is a selection of pictures of the monarch over the decades, as she reaches the anniversary of her accession – one year away from her Platinum Jubilee.

– 1950s

The Queen (PA Archive)
The Queen (PA Archive)
Coronation Day (PA Archive)

– 1960s

Trooping the Colour – Buckingham Palace (PA Archive)
State Opening of Parliament (PA Archive)
The Queen in 1967 (PA Archive)

– 1970s

The Queen (PA Archive)
Silver Jubilee (PA Archive)
Royal Family at Balmoral (PA Archive)

– 1980s

The Queen at Sandringham (PA Archive)
The Queen's travels (PA Archive)
The Queen at the races (PA Archive)

– 1990s

Royal family on the balcony (PA Archive)
The Queen and Nelson Mandela (PA Archive)
Tribute to Diana (PA Archive)

– 2000s

Golden Jubilee (PA Archive)
The Queen and Bob the Builder (PA Archive)
The Queen in 2008 (PA Archive)

– 2010s

Trooping the Colour (PA Archive)
Diamond Jubilee (PA Archive)
Princess Charlotte's christening (PA Archive)

– 2020s

Commonwealth Day 2020 (PA Archive)
The Queen in 2020 (PA Wire)
Audiences at Buckingham Palace (PA Wire)

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