The Queen at 90: her life in images

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To mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday, we present a selection of fascinating images charting significant moments in her long life


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© Harry Benson
Amateur Photographer

One of photography’s most vital uses must surely be the recording of history. For decades, cameras have allowed us to capture events as they happen, and preserve a visual record of them for future generations. This ability to freeze and record time has rarely been more intriguing than when it has allowed us to chart history as it has been seen and experienced through the life of one individual. Trooping the Colour today marks the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, and this year it is her 90th. We revisit some of the notable moments from her long life through the lenses of a number of photographers.

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