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93-year-old Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, who has a birthday today, April 21, has an Instagram account theroyalfamily. It contains photographic evidence of her amazing life. We decided to tell you about some of the most interesting pictures.
The account is full of fresh photos, but there are also old ones — taken in the era before Instagram. Here, the future Queen Elizabeth II is pictured with the Queen Mother and her younger sister Princess Margaret in 1939. The princess died in 2002 at the age of 71.
Here is also a very remarkable photo. This is the young Prince Charles and Princess Anne with their mother in 1954. Both of them were born when Elizabeth was still a princess. The prince was born in 1948, and his sister was born two years later. Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip have four children.
The Queen has always loved dogs. Here she is pictured with her dog Duki in 1939.
The Queen is a busy person. During her 2002 Commonwealth of Nations tour to celebrate her 50th birthday on the throne, she continued to read letters, official documents and notes.
The Queen travels in style.
The Queen's personal assistant and chief valet is responsible for ensuring that she always looks good.
The Queen's wardrobe has always been given great attention. In the 1950s, when this photo was taken, her highlight was "luxurious silk dresses with a wide skirt" — so it says on the queen's website.
Today, the queen dresses according to her age.
The Queen plants a tree at the #GardenParty at Hillsborough #QueeninNI
Video posted by The British Monarchy (@the_british_monarchy) Jun 24, 2014 at 8:47AM PDT
She always looks perfect—even when she's planting trees.
The queen also has many original hats.
They usually match the color of her coat.
And sometimes even with an umbrella!
For some events, the queen wears a traditional costume. In this photo you see an extravagant emerald velvet cloak.
Sometimes the queen has to wear a crown. This is an imperial ceremonial crown made for the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1838. The Queen wore it to the opening of Parliament.
This crown is decorated with diamonds and a giant sapphire. The sapphire once belonged to Edward the Confessor, who ruled from 1042 to 1066.
Parties are another side of the queen's life. The royal family gives great decadent garden parties.
At a garden party, about 27,000 cups of tea and 20,000 pieces of cake are usually served.
Even the flowers at Buckingham Palace are a cause for envy.
Food for the queen is prepared by many chefs.
Preparations for the royal banquet.
Being a queen means meeting a lot of famous people. In 1969, the Queen met Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon. Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin were also present.
During the 64 years of her reign, the Queen has met with hundreds of world leaders. Here she is pictured with French President Francois Hollande.
In France, they prepared for her visit very solemnly.
The queen also meets celebrities. This is Julie Andrews and Elizabeth Taylor in 2000 after receiving the titles of lady.
And here Elizabeth II shakes hands with footballer David Beckham.
It's good to be a queen!