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Seventy photos for 70 years of the Queen’s record-breaking reign

The monarch’s Platinum Jubilee is on February 6, with national celebrations set for June.

Seventy photos marking the Queen’s 70 years on the throne have been compiled to celebrate the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee.

With an image of Elizabeth II from every full year of her reign, the pictures show the Queen through the decades – from a twenty-something sovereign to an experienced head of state in her twilight years.

In the first photo from 1952, the new, sombre, young Queen is clad in her black mourning outfit as she gives a regal wave from her car.

She was travelling back to Clarence House after landing in London Airport, having just returned from Kenya two days after the death of her beloved father George VI.

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