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Queen Elizabeth II: Her first year

Published 6:39 AM ET, Wed April 20, 2016
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Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch, turns 90 on April 21. She is seen here with her parents, the Queen Mother and King George VI, (then the Duke and Duchess of York) on May 1, 1926, at her christening. Take a look at other images from the Queen's first year. PA Wire/Press Association Images/AP
Family photo on the day of the christening of Princess Elizabeth on May 29, 1926. The Duke of Connaught, back row left, King George V, the Duke of York and the Earl of Strathmore. Lady Elphinstone, front row left, Queen Mary, the Duchess of York with Princess Elizabeth, the Countess of Strathmore and Princess Mary. PA Wire/Press Association Images/AP
Princess Elizabeth in 1926. Bob Thomas/Popperfoto/Getty Images
The Duchess of York looks lovingly at her first child, Princess Elizabeth, in May 1926. Speaight/Hulton Royals Collection/Getty Images
Queen Mary of Great Britain with her granddaughter Princess Elizabeth after her christening. Bob Thomas/Popperfoto/Getty Images
Princess Elizabeth at 6 months old. PhotoQuest/Getty Images
Portrait of Princess Elizabeth in December 1926. Marcus Adams/Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images
The Duke and Duchess of York with Princess Elizabeth in December 1926. Keystone-France\Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images
The Duchess of York poses for a portrait with Princess Elizabeth in 1926. Popperfoto/Getty Images
Queen Mary with her granddaughter Princess Elizabeth on the day of her 1st birthday, April 21, 1927. KEYSTONE Pictures USA//ZUMAPRESS/Newscom