95 Years Young! Queen Elizabeth Marks A Big Birthday Milestone — See Photos Of Her Majesty Throughout The Years
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.
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.
"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.
HOME SWEET HOME! FROM BUCKINGHAM PALACE TO WINDSOR CASTLE — SEE MAGNIFICENT PHOTOS OF THE BRITISH ROYAL RESIDENCES
Elizabeth was photographed at St Paul's Walden Bury in 1927.
Elizabeth and Philip tied the knot in 1947.
The Queen was photographed on the balcony at Buckingham Palace after her Coronation at Westminster Abbey in June 1953.
Expanding the family! The Queen posed with her eldest child, Prince Charles, in 1948.
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.
A pivotal moment: the Queen presented the Prince of Wales to the people in 1969.
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.
Family of six! Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Princess Anne and Prince Charles posed for a group photograph.
Queen Elizabeth II looked lovely in a blue jacket in 1982.
The Queen looked happy as a clam as she posed next to Major Paul Champness.
The couple arrived by horse drawn carriage in Berkshire, England.
The Queen wore a white dress when she attended the Queen's Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace in 2019.
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.