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September 8, 2022: The life of Queen Elizabeth II as documented in images through her seven decades of rule presented by the Keystone Press Agency: Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years. Her family gathered at her Scottish estate after concerns grew about her health earlier on Thursday. The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change. With her death, her eldest son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, will lead the country in mourning as the new King and head of state for 14 Commonwealth realms.
© zReportage.com Story of the Week #853: September 8, 2022: The life of Queen Elizabeth II as documented in images through her seven decades of rule presented by the Keystone Press Agency: Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years. Her family gathered at her Scottish estate after concerns grew about her health earlier on Thursday. The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change. With her death, her eldest son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, will lead the country in mourning as the new King and head of state for 14 Commonwealth realms.
A smiling QUEEN ELIZABETH II rides in a carriage in the rain to attend an official Royal engagement.
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On the balcony of Buckingham palace after the Coronation of the new KING GEORGE VI, right. The new King stands with his family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, including his mother QUEEN MARY, center, his wife, QUEEN ELIZABETH, left, and children PRINCESS ELIZABETH left front, and PRINCESS MARGARET, center front.
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Young ELIZABETH WINDSOR, future Queen, rides a tricycle in Hyde Park.
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Young ELIZABETH WINDSOR, future queen, during a ceremony in London.
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KING GEORGE VI with his wife QUEEN ELIZABETH and daughter PRINCESS ELIZABETH at left during a public event.
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PRINCESS ELIZABETH, left, in the garden of Clarence House with her husband DUKE OF EDINBURGH and their children PRINCE CHARLES and the Baby PRINCESS ANNE.
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Balmoral, Scotland, United Kingdom: New birthday photographs have been released of H.M. The Queen with Prince Charles for publication on November 14th, marking the fourth birthday of Prince Charles. H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II smiles with her son PRINCE CHARLES as they lean out of one of the windows of Balmoral.
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QUEEN ELIZABETH II with her daughter PRINCESS ANNE petting a pony at the Royals Scottish retreat Balmoral.
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QUEEN ELIZABETH II riding in a carriage on her way to the opening of a parliament session 1954.
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QUEEN ELIZABETH II and PRINCE PHILIP Duke of Edinburgh waving next to a Union Jack flag aboard the royal yacht Britannia.
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QUEEN ELIZABETH II, right, with her sister PRINCESS MARGARET, left, and PRINCE PHILIP, partial blurry view behind the Princess, arrive at the Odeon Theater, Leicester Square to attend the royal film performance of 'Rob Roy' dressed in evening attire.
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PRINCESS ELIZABETH with her children PRINCESS ANNE and PRINCE CHARLES in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.
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PRINCESS ELIZABETH holds her oldest son, CHARLES on his first birthday.
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PRINCESS ELIZABETH speaks to her husband PRINCE PHILIP, dressed for a polo match, with their children PRINCESS ANNE and PRINCE CHARLES and Corgi puppy on the field.
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PRINCESS MARGARET, left, and PRINCESS ELIZABETH chat together during a horse ride in Windsor Castle Park.
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PRINCESS ELIZABETH and PRINCE PHILIP during their honeymoon in Hampshire.
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Newlyweds PRINCESS ELIZABETH and PRINCE PHILIP smile at each other on their wedding day. The wedding was seen as the first glimmer of hope in a post-war Commonwealth, and, though the royal couple received over 2,500 wedding gifts from around the world, rationing required that the Princess save up her ration coupons to buy the material for her wedding dress.
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PRINCESS ELIZABETH and her husband PHILIP WINDSOR dance dressed in country style attire at a square dance held in their honor by the Ottawa Governor General Alexander. The dance was one of the events during their Canadian Tour.
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The first Command Portrait of Her Majesty QUEEN ELIZABETH II since accession to the throne. Queen Elizabeth II is wearing a gown of ivory brocade woven with gold and turquoise thread and with turquoise velvet neckline. She is also wearing the sash and Star of the Order of the Garter, the necklace which was given her as a wedding present by the Nizam of Hyderabad, and a circlet of diamonds and pearls. The circlet which is arranged in a pattern of cross pattee and the shamrock, rose and thistle, has been worn by queens of England since Queen Victoria.
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Portrait of QUEEN ELIZABETH II and PRINCE PHILIP together at Balmoral.
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The Royal Family leave for Sandringham from Liverpool Street Station. QUEEN ELIZABETH II, center, and PRINCE PHILIP, fourth from left, walk with their two youngest sons, PRINCE ANDREW, second from left, and PRINCE EDWARD, third from left, walk with the family dogs on their way to the train.
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QUEEN ELIZABETH II, right and members of the Royal Family attended the Badminton Horse Trials new being held at the Duke of Beaufort's Stately home. PRINCE PHILIP points out one of the competitors on cross country course to the Queen who watches through binoculars.
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QUEEN ELIZABETH II and PRINCE PHILIP after the coronation. Queen Elizabeth II has been crowned at a coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey in London. In front of more than 8,000 guests, including prime ministers and heads of state from around the Commonwealth, she took the Coronation Oath and is now bound to serve her people.
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QUEEN ELIZABETH II on horseback left, followed by her husband, PRINCE PHILIP during Trooping the Color, a military ceremony performed by regiments of the Commonwealth and British Army. Trooping the Colour is for regiments to display their past military achievements to the general public In the U.K., it has become identified with the Queen's Official Birthday, and is also known as the Queen's Birthday Parade.
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Her Royal Highness QUEEN ELIZABETH II painted by famous Italian artist Pietro Annigoni. In the painting the Queen is wearing Garter Robes, and it took the artist four months to complete the work of art.
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QUEEN ELIZABETH II posed for tan official portrait in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace after her Coronation on June 2nd.1953. She is attired in her Coronation dress and her purple velvet robe. On her head is the Imperial State Crown. In her left hand she holds the Orb, and in her right the Sceptre with Cross. On her wrists she wears the Armills, or bracelets of Sincerity.
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QUEEN ELIZABETH, with her husband PRINCE PHILIP, left, and their children, PRINCE CHARLES, directly behind Queen, PRINCE ANDREW, second from right, PRINCE EDWARD, left, and PRINCESS ANNE, right, holding her son PETER's hand, and family corgi pups.
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The elder daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, QUEEN ELIZABETH II and PRINCE PHILIP during their first official visit to India in front of Taj Mahal.
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A portrait of H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II ishows her Majesty looking over her shoulder while wearing a dark boat cloak.
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QUEEN ELIZABETH II and PRINCE PHILIP Duke of Edinburgh, taking a walk together at balmoral in Scotland.
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QUEEN ELIZABETH II on horse looks at fainted Scots Guard collapsed on the ground during the ceremony of the Trooping the Color and Horseguards Parade.
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New Royal Command Portrait of H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II at Buckingham Palace. She is wearing a yellow tulle evening gown decorated with sprays of mimosa and gold palette embroidery, and the Blue Ribbon and Star of the Garter. Her Necklace is a wedding present from the Nizam of Hyderabad, the Tiara is a wedding present from her grandmother.
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QUEEN ELIZABETH II wearing he crown and PRINCE PHILIP during the official opening a parliament session.
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H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II, right, and her husband paid a visit to the Royal Air Force Staff College at Bracknell, Berkshire, to mark the 50th anniversary of the College's foundation. During the visit Her Majesty toured an exhibition depicting the history of the college since its inception in 1922 to the present day. The young scouts salute her majesty as she walked through the grounds of the College.
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QUEEN ELIZABETH II and PRINCE PHILIP with their children PRINCE EDWARD, back center, PRINCE ANDREW, center front, PRINCE CHARLES, right, and PRINCESS ANNE, second right, pose for a photo in plaid kilts outside their Scottish home Balmoral.
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PRINCE CHARLES, left, and DIANA SPENCER, right, announce engagement and set date for wedding ceremony. QUEEN ELIZABETH, center, approves marriage through Privy Council at Buckingham Palace.
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PRINCESS ELIZABETH at the Trooping the Colour in 1951. She wears the scarlet tunic of the Grenadier Guards. Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
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Established in 1892, Keystone Press Agency is the oldest editorial picture agency and wire service in the world. As the first agency to shoot a feature story to be published in a daily as a double-page spread, Keystone has truly shaped and impacted the way images are used by print media. With millions of images in our archive, including every major news-making starlet, personality and geopolitical event, Keystone represents over a century of history captured on film.:853



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