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


The princess poses on horseback at Windsor Great Park, the royal family's traditional private hunting estate, on her 14th birthday in 1940. One of Elizabeth's lifelong passions, the monarch owns several racehorses, and kicks off her Jubilee this year with a visit to the Epsom Derby, her favorite sporting event.