Her Majesty the Queen has died aged 96.


Queen Elizabeth II  photographed by Christian Furr in the Yellow Drawing Room of Buckingham Palace
Queen Elizabeth II, photographed by Christian Furr in the Yellow Drawing Room of Buckingham Palace, 1995 (photo), Christian Furr,  (b.1966) / Private Collection / © Christian Furr. All rights reserved 2022 / Bridgeman Images

Born 21 April 1926, Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne in 1952, later becoming the longest reigning monarch, one of the most greatly loved in British history, and certainly one of the most photographed people of the twentieth century.


Colour photograph of Queen Elizabeth II from 2015 by Jose Giribas
Queen Elizabeth II, 2015 (colour photograph) / © SZ Photo / Jose Giribas / Bridgeman Images

Throughout her reign, support for the monarchy, and for the Queen in particular, remained consistently strong. Bridgeman Images would like to extend our sincere condolences to the Royal Family, the Royal Household and our partners at the Royal Collection Trust at this time.

We hold a large selection of images in the archive from across her lifetime, from key events of her youth to imagery and video clips from the present day. See more images and videos of Queen Elizabeth II.


Mixed media Diamond Queen by Justine Smith
Diamond Queen, 2012 (mixed media), Justine Smith,  / © Justine Smith. All rights reserved 2022 / Bridgeman Images


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