95 Years Young! Queen Elizabeth Marks A Big Birthday Milestone — See Photos Of Her Majesty Throughout The Years

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Apr. 21 2021, Updated 12:00 a.m. ET

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All hail Queen Elizabeth! The matriarch turned 95 on April 21, and while her celebrations will look a bit different this year, she will hopefully have some family by her side to mark the historic day. 

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The Queen will not share a new portrait this year, as she is still grieving Prince Philip's death, and there will be no gun salute, the Daily Express reported.

"Plans to mark the day with a new portrait of her are set to be shelved because she is still in the official period of royal mourning for her beloved husband," royal expert Rebecca English shared. 

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"The glaring absence of Prince Philip will be impossible to ignore and the run-up to what should have been a joyous day is set to be overshadowed by speculation about the major rift in her family."

Scroll through the photos below to see the Queen's extraordinary life. 

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Elizabeth was photographed at St Paul's Walden Bury in 1927.

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Elizabeth and Philip tied the knot in 1947. 

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The Queen was photographed on the balcony at Buckingham Palace after her Coronation at Westminster Abbey in June 1953.

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Expanding the family! The Queen posed with her eldest child, Prince Charles, in 1948.

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In this photo, there are four generations of royal ladies — HM Queen Mary, HRH Princess Elizabeth, who was holding her daughter Princess Anne, HM the Queen — and King George VI, Prince Philip and Prince Charles, who all attended Anne's christening at Buckingham Palace in 1950.

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A pivotal moment: the Queen presented the Prince of Wales to the people in 1969.

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Princess Anne, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles all smiled for the camera — and, of course, one of Elizabeth's corgis made an appearance. 

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Family of six! Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Princess Anne and Prince Charles posed for a group photograph.

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Queen Elizabeth II looked lovely in a blue jacket in 1982.

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The Queen looked happy as a clam as she posed next to Major Paul Champness

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The couple arrived by horse drawn carriage in Berkshire, England. 

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The Queen wore a white dress when she attended the Queen's Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace in 2019.

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Queen Elizabeth, who donned a floral dress, and the Duke of Edinburgh posed together outside of Windsor Castle ahead of Philip's birthday in June 2020.

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