House of Windsor at 100 - Gallery

Thumbnail image of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh on their coronation day, Buckingham Palace, 1953. Artist: Unknown

2017 sees the House of Windsor celebrate 100 years of serving the United Kingdom, the Royal Family having taken the name in 1917.

In July 1917, George V made the exceptional decision to give up the German name of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, replacing it with name Windsor, a name that a long association with monarchy in Britain through Windsor Castle.

Britain was in the grip of the First World War and George V and his advisers thought it inappropriate that his family should bear a German name while Britain and her Allies were fighting such a terrible war with Germany.

During this time, the House of Windsor has produced four monarchs who have reigned over Britain and the Commonwealth for a combined total of 100 years.

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Thumbnail image of Royal family as a happy group of dog lovers, 1937. Artist: Michael Chance.
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Thumbnail image of 'King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on their Coronation Day', 1937. Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of 'Derby Day, 1926: His Majesty, Ryder Cup contest at Southport', (1936) Artists: Unknown, King George V.
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Thumbnail image of 'Elizabeth', 1950. Artist: Sterling Henry Nahum Baron.
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Thumbnail image of The King and Queen survey bomb damage, Buckingham Palace, London, WWII, 1940. Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of King George V, 1935. Artist: Finlay Colour Ltd.
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Thumbnail image of 'H.M. King George V', 1917. Artist: W&D Downey.
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Thumbnail image of 'King George V', 1917. Artist: Garratt & Atkinson.
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Thumbnail image of Queen Elizabeth with Princess Elizabeth in 1926, (1937).  Artist: John Saint-Helier Lander.
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Thumbnail image of Edward VIII giving his abdication broadcast to the nation and the Empire, 11th December 1936.   Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of King George V broadcasting to the empire on Christmas Day, Sandringham, 1935. Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of 'George V, King of the United Kingdom from 1910', c1936, (1945). Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of 'The Royal Family', c1936 (1937). Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of 'The Royal Princesses', c1936 (1937). Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of 'On Buckingham Palace Balcony', 1923 (1937). Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of 'Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II', c1953. Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of The Prince of Wales talking to a British soldier at the front, World War I, c1914-c1918 (1936). Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of 'Princess Margaret Rose', 1930, (1938). Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of Queen Mary, 1935. Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of 'King George with his pet parrot', 1936.  Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of 'The Widowed Queen', 1936. Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of 'King Edward VIII and his three brothers follow the gun carriage', 1936. Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of 'Edward VIII working in his office at St. James's Palace, London', 1936. Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of The Duke of York and Prince Henry welcoming the Prince of Wales at Portsmouth', 1925. Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of The Duke and Duchess of York at the christening of Princess Elizabeth', 1926. Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of Queen Mary, consort of King George V of the United Kingdom, c1910s(?). Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of Prince George and Princess Marina, who became engaged on 28 August, 1934 (1935). Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of The Duke of York and Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret at the pantomime, 6 February 1935.  Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of Queen Mary (1867-1953) and Princess Margaret (1930-2002) on the occasion of King George V's Silver J Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth) greeted on arriving on the I Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Queen Elizabeth II returning to Buckingham Palace after her Coronation, 1953. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Duke and Duchess of Windsor (Mrs Simpson) at the Chateau de Cande, France, 1937. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace, 12th March 1953.  Artist: Sterling Henry Nahum Baron
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Thumbnail image of Silver wedding anniversary portrait of the Queen and Prince Philip, 1972. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Princess Margaret (1930-2002), 1954. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Princess Elizabeth aged nine, 1935, (1937). Artist: Unknown Artist: Marcus Adams
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Thumbnail image of King Edward VIII at work, 1936. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Prince of Wales in Native American dress, Canada, c1930s. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Prince of Wales in Japanese costume, Japan, 1922. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Prince of Wales with his brothers, c1930s. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Princess Elizabeth with her uncle David, c1936. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of King George V at the helm of his yacht Britannia, c1930s. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Duke of York, the future King George VI of the United Kingdom, c1930s. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of King George V lying in state in Westminster Hall, London, January 1936. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, 1936. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Duke of York as a competitor in the men's doubles at Wimbledon, 1926, (1937). Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Duke of York and his brothers in King George V's funeral procession, 1936, (1937). Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of King George VI in coronation robes, 1937.Artist: Albert Henry Collings
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Thumbnail image of Princess Elizabeth, future Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, Windsor, 1930s. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Royal Wedding, London, 1981. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh on their coronation day, Buckingham Palace, 1953. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace after the Trooping of the Colour, 1971. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Royal family wave from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, 16th June 1979. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Royal family watch a RAF flyby from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, 14th June 1980. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Queen Elizabeth II and Master Peter Phillips, Windsor Castle, 1978.  Artist: Lord Snowdon
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Thumbnail image of The Queen Mother (1900-2002) at London Airport, 1961. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Royal Family at Windsor, 1930s. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Queen at the premiere of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind', Odeon Leicester Square, 1978. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Queen Elizabeth II (b1926), 1953. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Marilyn Monroe meets Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Film Show, October 1956. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Princess Anne waves on the way back to Buckingham palace from the Guildhall, 7th June 1977. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Christening day of Princess Anne, Buckingham Palace, 21st October 1950. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of 39th Birthday picture of the Queen and her family, Frogmore House, Windsor, 1965. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Royal family watch a portable television at the Badminton Horse Trials, 1973. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Royal family in the gardens of Clarence House, London, 1951. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Royal party driving down the course on the first day of Royal Ascot, 17th June 1975. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Queen's silver wedding anniversary picture, Buckingham Palace, 1972. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Queen, Prince Philip and their two younger sons at Buckingham Palace, December 1974. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Duchess of Windsor curtsies to the Queen outside her and the Duke's home in Paris, 1972. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Royal family lunches in Windsor Castle, 1969.  Artist: Unknown.
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Thumbnail image of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles in the Royal Box at Epsom, 1979. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Royal couple leaving Buckingham Palace for Clarence House, November 1951. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Royal couple leaving Clarence House for Windsor after George VI's death, 1952. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Royal family attend a game fair at the home of the Duke of Wellington, July 1974. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Lady Churchill and the Duke and Duchess of Kent, Wimbledon Women's Singles Final, 1966. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Queen inspects the Swiss Army, 1980. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Queen Elizabeth II with King Khaled of Saudi Arabia, 1981. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Duchess of Kent with her newborn son George, Earl of St Andrews, Iver, Buckinghamshire, 1962. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Princess Elizabeth and the Prince Philip, Romsey, Hampshire, 1947. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire, 1947. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Silver Jubilee, Throne Room, Buckingham Palace, 1977. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Queen Elizabeth II and her bodyguards, the Yeomen, 1974. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Prince William's Christening, Buckingham Palace, 4th August, 1982. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Queen Elizabeth and Princess Anne attend a charity premiere in London, 1971. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Queen Elizabeth II looks through a periscope at the submarine base at Faslane, Scotland, 1974. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Queen Mother with Catherine Bramwell-Booth, London, 1980. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Princess Margaret watching the men's final, Wimbledon, 1968. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Princess Margaret arriving at the Royal College of Nursing, London, 1953. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Queen turns to speak to the Duchess of Windsor, St George's Chapel, 5th June 1972. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visiting Sierra Leone, 1961. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Queen Mother, Prince Andrew and Viscount Linley at the Badminton Horse trials, 1970. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Queen Mother, Prince Edward and Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, 1970. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Prince Charles, the Queen Mother and Prince Andrew, Royal Lodge, Windsor, 1975. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Royal Family, Grand March at the annual Ghillies Ball, Balmoral Castle, 1972. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Prince Charles and the Queen Mother leaving St George's Chapel, Garter Ceremony, Windsor, 1977. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Royal Family at Sandringham Castle, Norfolk, c1970(?). Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Princess Anne's christening, Buckingham Palace, 1950. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Baptism of Prince William, Buckingham Palace, London, 1982. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Queen Mother and Prince Charles, London, 1980. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Duke and Duchess of York on board HMS 'Renown', Malta, 1927, (1937). Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Queen Elizabeth II with the Duke of Edinburgh. Artist: Dorothy Wilding.
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Thumbnail image of King George V and Queen Mary with Princess Margaret driving to church, Balmoral, c1930s. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of King Edward VIII, 1936. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Prince of Wales in military uniform, France, World War I, 1914-1918.Artist: Realistic Travels Publishers
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Thumbnail image of The Queen, Prince Philip and other members of the Royal Family, Westminster Abbey, London, 1972. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Queen Elizabeth II (b1926) and Prince Philip (b1921), 1969. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip on board the Royal Yacht 'Britannia', 1977. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Edward VIII leaving Windsor Castle after making his abdication speech, 1936. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Grenadier Guards guarding the coffin of the Duke of Windsor, St George's Chapel, 2nd June 1972. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Princess Margaret at the premiere of 'The Taming of the Shrew', 1967. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Trooping the Colour, Horse Guards Parade, London, 1980. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Queen Elizabeth II (b1926) arriving back in England from Kenya after the death of her father, 1952. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Princess Elizabeth (b1926) during a Royal tour of Canada, 1951. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Queen Elizabeth (b1926) in the White Drawing Room, Buckingham Palace, London, 1967. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Queen Elizabeth meets John Profumo at Attlee House, London, 18th November 1971. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Queen Elizabeth II's Christmas Day broadcast, Regency Room, Buckingham Palace, c1950s. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Queen Mother (1900-2002) celebrates her 72nd birthday, 1972. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Queen Mother attending a banquet at the Belgian Embassy, 1963. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Queen Mother on her 75th birthday, Clarence House, London, 1975. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The ceremonial state opening of Parliament by Queen Elizabeth II, 1982. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Queen Elizabeth II (b1926) during her coronation, 1953. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of King George V and Queen Mary at Craigwell House, Aldwick, near Bognor Regis, c1930s (1936). Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of King George V, 1936. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of Princess Margaret's Wedding Dress, 1981. Artist: Unknown
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Thumbnail image of The Royal Family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace, London, 1977. Artist: Unknown
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