Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret - 1939 - right before the outbreak of World War II
Rare colour (although a bit blurry) photo of the Dowager Queen Mary and her granddaughters Princess Margaret (left) and Princess Elizabeth (right). This picture was taken at Sandringham House in late January 1936 shortly after King George V died and the start of the brief reign of the girl's infamous uncle Edward VIII. The sad look on the future Queen's face is pretty understandable since she has recently lost her beloved "Grandpa England".
Queen Elizabeth II with her cosort, Prince Phillip Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Anne and Prince Charles. look at Charles face (if that is Anne, it's an odd perspective as she looks older and taller than Prince Charles!
Before she was Queen: Portrait of Elizabeth II prior to her coronation hidden away for 50 years. The Queen, pictured in looks relaxed and confident in the picture taken by Kenneth Clayton despite being in mourning after her father, George VI, died
The first waltz: Princess Elizabeth of York, Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark and Princess Margaret Rose of York, upon the engagement of Elizabeth and Philip,
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the 2018 Commonwealth Day service with Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on March 12, 2018 in London, England
After the death of his father King George V in and when his brother Edward VII abdicated from the throne to marry an American divorcee, King George VI (aka Bertie) ascended to the throne to save the life of the British Monarchy