In Photos: Queen Elizabeth Through the Years

A look back at all the iconic moments from her life.

Young Queen Elizabeth II Wearing Her Crown
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In honor of Queen Elizabeth II's 93rd birthday, we take a look back at iconic moments from her life.

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<p>Princess Elizabeth with her mother, The Duchess of York, in 1927</p>
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1927

Princess Elizabeth with her mother, The Duchess of York, in 1927.

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1932

In an adorable ballerina outfit with floral crown and fingerless gloves. At the time of this photograph she was Princess Elizabeth, daughter of The Duke and Duchess of York.

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<p>1937</p>
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1937

With her father King George VI, her mother Queen Elizabeth, and her sister Princess Margaret in their coronation robes in 1937

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<p>1930s</p>
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Late-1930s

During their royal visit to South Africa, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Princesses Margaret Rose and Elizabeth took a few moments to pose for a family photo.

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<p>1940</p>
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April, 1940

Princess Elizabeth has been a rider since her youth, so it's no wonder Princes Charles, William, and Harry are all polo players.

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June 22, 1940

Princess Elizabeth took a quick break from reading for a quick photograph on a porch at Windsor Castle.

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<p>1942</p>
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1942

Here she is with her sister Princess Margaret (right) and an adorable lhaso apso pup at the Royal Lodge in Windsor.

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June 30, 1942

Don't mess with Princess Elizabeth who looks like a boss in her Girl Guides uniform in Frogmore, UK.

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May 30, 1944

The princess wore a floral-printed dress and pearls as she wrote a note at her desk in Windsor Castle.

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<p>1945</p>
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1945

Princess Elizabeth was photographed in her British Army uniform. At the time of the picture, she was a second subaltern (equivalent to a second lutinetenant) in the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) of the British Army.

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<p>1946</p>
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September19, 1946

Princess Elizabeth wrote another note at her desk in Buckingham Palace.

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<p>1947</p>
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1947

The queen wore a satin dress, pearl necklace, and bracelets while she read at her desk in Buckingham Palace.

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<p>1947</p>
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1947

With her then-fiancé, Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

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<p>1947</p>
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1947

The engaged couple were photographed at Buckingham Palace shortly before their stunnig wedding.

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<p>1947</p>
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1947

The newly wed couple look so in love and full of happiness during their honeymoon at Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire.

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1947

Princess Elizabeth looked lady-like and regal in her soft pink dress, simple jewelry, and curled hair for an engagement photoshoot with Prince Philip.

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<p>1947</p>
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1947

The Queen rocked a stunning wedding dress with a 13-foot bridal trail designed by Norman Hartnel.

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1947

The Princess wore a knee-length dress and pearl necklace when she hopped on the BBC radio to make a broadcast from the gardens of Government House In Cape Town.

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<p>1948</p>
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1948

An adorable family portrait of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip with their son Prince Charles.

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<p>1949</p>
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1949

The queen looked thrilled while she posed with her son Prince Charles.

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<p>1950s</p>
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1950s

The queen is dripping in diamonds from her tiara down to her wrist. for a royal event.

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<p>1950s</p>
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1950s

She carried a large orb with a cross at the top while rocking a gigantic crown, cape with tassels.

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<p>1951</p>
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1951

Princess Anne looked elated to be in her mother's embrace as she adorably put her hand on Prince Philip's face.

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<p>1951</p>
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1951

Here she is in a printed knee-length dress with shrug, sun hat, white gloves, handle bag and peep toe heels.

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1952

During her first year as Queen of England, Elizabeth was snapped as she arrived at Westminster to open Parliament.

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<p>1952</p>
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1952

When the princess became Queen Elizabeth the Second, she showed out with her outfit and diamonds.

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<p>1952</p>
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1952

And here she's in a satin sleeveless ball grown, chandelier earrings, and long satin gloves while carrying a stunning bouquet with orchids and baby's breath mixed into the mix.

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<p>1952</p>
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1952

Bow down to the birthday queen. Here she was photographed on her throne after her coronation.

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<p>1952</p>
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1952

In a sleeveless and embellished blue dress, diamond earrings, necklace, and bracelet along with a sparkly diamond tiara.

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<p>1952</p>
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September 28,1952

Queen Elizabeth II with two dogs on the grounds at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

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