All the History the Queen Witnessed During Her 96 Years

The Queen’s life spanned dozens of Prime Ministers, Presidents, the start and end of wars and colossal cultural shifts.
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The Queen with JFK, Jackie O and Prince Philip in 1961. PHOTO: Bettmann/Contributor/Getty Images


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Princess Elizabeth watches a pipe band play in the grounds of Glamis Castle near Forfar in Scotland, 1929.PHOTO: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images


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Front, left, at the coronation of her father George VI in 1937. PHOTO: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty ImageS


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Serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service in 1945, next to her mother, the Queen Mother. PHOTO: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images


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Greeting Winston Churchill in London 1950. PHOTO: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images


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Dancing with Ghanaian president Kwame Nkrumah in Accra in 1961. This moment was believed to have been instrumental in convincing Ghana to join the Commonwealth. PHOTO: Central Press/Getty Images



With Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Philip, and Prince Edward at Buckingham Palace in 1972. PHOTO: Hulton Archive/Getty Images


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In London with two of her corgis, the Queen Mother, her sister Princess Margaret, Prince Charles and Princess Diana. PHOTO: John Downing/Getty Images


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With Nelson Mandela in Durban in 1995. PHOTO: WALTER DHLADHLA/AFP via Getty Images



With Vladimir Putin in London in 2003 – he first state visit to Great Britain by a Russian leader since 1874. PHOTO: IVAN SEKRETAREV/AFP via Getty Images


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With Donald Trump on his visit to the UK in 2019. PHOTO: CHRIS JACKSON/AFP via Getty Images


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At the opening of new train line, the Elizabeth Line, in summer 2022. PHOTO: ANDREW MATTHEWS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images