Royal family album
Every family loves a snapshot to record those special moments, from a new baby to a trip to the park – even the royal family. Scroll on to browse Queen Elizabeth’s family album, with photos that date all the way back to 1871.
HARRY’S CHRISTENING: 1984 (above)
Diana’s outfit is upstaged (for once) by her youngest. The gown was made for Princess Victoria in 1841 and has been worn by 62 royal babies.
GEORGE MEETS CHARLOTTE: 2015
Princess Charlotte was born at 8.34am on 2 May 2015. Soon after, Prince William brought his son George to the hospital to meet his little sister for the first time.
TROOPING THE COLOUR: 1988
Celebrating the Queen’s 62nd birthday at Buckingham Palace on the famous balcony. The young Prince Harry is just tall enough to see over the top.
FAMILY TRIP TO SCOTLAND: 1972
Elizabeth with the Queen Mother and her youngest child, Prince Edward, on one of their regular visits to Scotland.
LADY SARAH’S CHRISTENING: 1964
The Queen’s younger sister, Princess Margaret, after the baptism of her daughter, Sarah Frances Elizabeth Armstrong-Jones. It’s rumoured that Lady Sarah is now one of the Queen’s favourite relatives.
ANNE AND CHARLES: 1952
Princess Anne and Prince Charles, aged two and three, during the year of their mother’s accession to the throne. Charles looks thoughtful – maybe he’s contemplating his own accession in years to come.
CORONATION DAY: 1953
Elizabeth’s full UK title became Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In other realms and territories she is Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.
PRINCESS ELIZABETH: 1926
It was never expected that this baby would become Britain’s longest reigning monarch. Her uncle Edward VIII abdicated 10 years after Elizabeth was born – and the rest is history.
EDWARD AND GEORGE: 1903
Prince Edward gets to know his baby brother, Prince George. After his abdication, Edward VIII became the Duke of Windsor and later the Governor of the Bahamas.
EDWARD AND ALEXANDRA: 1901
During the year of his accession to the throne, Edward VII poses with his wife, Queen Alexandra of Denmark, and children of the Duke and Duchess of York and Cornwall.
EDWARD VII’S CHILDREN: 1871
Known as the Prince of Wales at the time of this photograph, Edward’s family included Maud, Albert (who died in 1892 before he could become King), Victoria, George (who became King George V) and Louise. Another son, John, was born in this same year.
Top, 1988 and 1972 images © Trinity Mirror/Mirrorpix/Alamy; 2015, 1952 and 1953 images © Alamy; 1964 image © Keystone Photos USA/Alamy; 1926 image © Chronicle/Alamy; 1903, 1901 and 1871 images © The National Portrait Gallery, London.