The Royals

Elizabeth's Early Life in Pictures

Look back at the fairy-tale princess's charmed life before she became Her Majesty, the Queen


Only 14 months old, the future Queen Elizabeth II already commands attention as she poses prettily for the camera in 1927. The photo is among those currently on exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery's Diamond Jubilee retrospective of the monarch, which gallery director Sandy Nairne says, [reflects] her long reign and also the respect and affection that is felt towards her."