Pictures from her majesty's growing up years show she had the same smile all the way until she fell ill before passing away at 96, recently.
As the world continues to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II, people are also reminiscing the most candid moments and lovable qualities of hers. One of the most talked about things is how the majesty has held the same smile right from when she was a toddler.
Old pictures of Her Majesty back when she was just two years old reveal how she clasped her hands together, wore a string of pearls around her neck, and had a mischievous smile on her face, something she does even to this day. The photograph of a then-two-year-old Queen comes from a collection of private family photographs that was recently released, reports The Mirror.
Pictures reveal the Queen has the same smile she had as a toddler, also how she holds her hands and her hairstyle is still similar 😃https://t.co/jjTUe94B97— PixiePixie ✨🧚🏻♀️☀️ (@PixiePi13720126) May 29, 2022
The adorable image, which was recently sold at auction, was taken by the royal's father Prince Albert who was able to capture his children's more relaxed and playful side. The Duke of York took over the throne when his brother Edward VIII abdicated and Queen Elizabeth soon followed suit. Her father was a gifted amateur photographer much like The Duchess of Cambridge who also takes her own pictures of her children for special occasions instead of using official photographers.
Queen Elizabeth was the world's second-longest reigning monarch following King Louis XIV of France, who ruled for 72 years and 110 days. In another two years, she would've broken the top record, reports PEOPLE. She received the title of Queen in 1952 after her father's death and was the longest-reigning monarch in British history.
Happy Birthday Your Majesty!— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 21, 2022
Today as The Queen turns 96, we’re sharing this photograph of the young Princess Elizabeth aged 2.
Then, in 1928, it was never expected she would be Queen, and this year Her Majesty is celebrating her #PlatinumJubilee - a first in British history. pic.twitter.com/DnwsMU81I3
The Queen had celebrated her Platinum Jubilee recently with a four-day weekend of celebrations. In a statement, she had said, "When it comes to how to mark 70 years as your Queen, there is no guidebook to follow. It really is a first. But I have been humbled and deeply touched that so many people have taken to the streets to celebrate my Platinum Jubilee. While I may not have attended every event in person, my heart has been with you all; and I remain committed to serving you to the best of my ability, supported by my family," she continued. "I have been inspired by the kindness, joy, and kinship that has been so evident in recent days, and I hope this renewed sense of togetherness will be felt for many years to come," Queen Elizabeth had said. "I thank you most sincerely for your good wishes and for the part you have all played in these happy celebrations."
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