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Platinum Jubilee: 70 years of Queen’s reign in pictures Brighton News

The Queen will join the nation in celebrating her 70 years of reign this weekend.

Her Majesty is celebrating her Platinum Jubilee this year – and we’re treated to an extended bank holiday to celebrate, June 2-5.

The Queen has achieved much over the past 70 years, assuming the throne at the age of 25 and dedicating herself to a life of service ever since.

Here we look back at some of the joyful moments of his reign so far, when all was smiles for the camera…

Two-year-old Princess Margaret (seated) with her seven-year-old sister Princess Elizabeth(PENNSYLVANIA)

This is one of the loveliest snaps taken of two-year-old Princess Margaret (seated) with her seven-year-old sister Elizabeth.

Who would have thought that the future Queen of England would continue to sit on the throne for more than 70 years, becoming the longest reigning British monarch in history?

Princess Elizabeth holding a corgi(PENNSYLVANIA)

The Queen’s love for corgis is well documented, and this four-legged friend has certainly captured her heart.

Princess Elizabeth's engagement to Lt Philip Mountbatten is announced and the happy young couple are pictured together at Buckingham Palace(PENNSYLVANIA)

Princess Elizabeth’s engagement to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten was announced in 1947, and here the happy young couple are pictured together at Buckingham Palace. Their marriage lasted 73 magnificent years.

A laughing Princess Elizabeth accepts a toy stove for Prince Charles from Lt. Michael Parker, RN left, esquire-in-waiting to the Princess and Duke of Edinburgh, and the Hon.  Piers St. Aubyn at the Savoy Hotel, London.  The Princess was at the Flower Ball in aid of St. Loyes College for the the Training and Rehabilitation of the Disabled(PENNSYLVANIA)

A laughing Elizabeth accepts a toy stove for Prince Charles in 1951.

Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh lead the Royals as they attend the opening night of the Royal Festival Hall at South Bank, London(PENNSYLVANIA)

That same year, a smiling Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh attended the opening night of London’s Royal Festival Hall.

The Queen looks exceptionally beautiful in a stunning ballgown, fur wrap, dramatic tiara and diamonds galore.

The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, in the Royal Coach approaching Trafalgar Square on the road to Westminster(PENNSYLVANIA)

And then came the Queen’s coronation on June 2, 1953. She wowed the world in the carriage known as the Gold State Coach, with her handsome husband by her side.

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The Queen is all smiles as she arrives at Copenhagen City Hall during a state visit to Denmark in 1957.

Queen Elizabeth II meets Dame Edna Everage - the creation of Australian comedian Barry Humphries in Windsor, as he was among the host stars appearing in the Gala Variety Show in the Big Top at the Park House in aid of the Queen's Silver Jubilee Appeal(PENNSYLVANIA)

Always a good sportswoman, the Queen met Dame Edna Everage – the creation of Australian comedian Barry Humphries – in Windsor in 1977. We can’t decide who wears the more lavish jewellery, the Queen or Dame Edna?

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrive on the course of a rain-swept Royal Ascot(Martyn Hayhow/PA)

Even a rain-swept racecourse at Royal Ascot wasn’t going to wipe the smile off the Queen’s face.

The Queen looks laughed as she leaves St George's Chapel in Windsor after the wedding of her youngest son, Prince Edward, and his wife Sophie Rhys-Jones.  The royal couple will now be known as the Earl and Countess of Wessex(PENNSYLVANIA)

The Queen laughs as she leaves St George’s Chapel after the wedding of her youngest son, Prince Edward, in 1999.

Queen Elizabeth II, her husband the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales attend the Braemar Highland Games, Memorial Park, Aberdeenshire(Andrew Milligan/AP)

We may never know what made the Queen, the Duke and Charles laugh at the Braemar Highland Games in 2006 – but the Queen certainly looked very happy and relaxed.

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This notice was published: 2022-06-02 12:21:37

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