Exclusive Photos Of Elizabeth II Before She Sat On The Throne

Incredible | 1/9/20

Queen Elizabeth II is now the longest-reigning British monarch. She’s lived in Buckingham Palace for a long time, and over the years, many photographs have been taken of her. It’s hard for many of us to remember a time when her majesty Queen Elizabeth II wasn’t the queen. She’s been in power for over 60 years, and we have over 60 years’ worth of pictures of this lady. We are used to seeing Queen Elizabeth as a little old lady in a monochromatic skirt suit, but before she settled on that signature look, she was a little girl growing up in the public eye.

Keep reading to see some super rare photos of a young Queen Elizabeth II. You might just learn some interesting facts about her along the way.

A Camera Shy Lady

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Lisa Sheridan/Studio Lisa/Getty Images
Lisa Sheridan/Studio Lisa/Getty Images

Elizabeth II has been in the public eye since she was born, but even so, the queen has always been notoriously camera-shy. This photo was taken when Elizabeth was just ten years old. You can see here that she looks a bit uncomfortable in front of the camera.

Eventually, she got used to the paparazzi, but it took her some time. Now Elizabeth doesn’t mind the cameras, but that’s because they have been a constant in her life since she was born.