Queen Elizabeth: 91 glorious years in pictures

Take a look back as the Monarch celebrates her 91th birthday.

Queen Elizabeth has been many things in the course of her long life: a lady, a girl guide, a Princess, a mechanic in the army, a mother, a Queen, a grandmother, a great-grandmother. And she is the longest ever serving monarch in England's history. Now - she's turning 91.
Elizabeth, who has weathered the storms of politicians, scandals, wars and deaths, is revered as one of the most formidable Queens to have taken the Throne.
Born as a daughter of a man who was never meant to rule, the young Lady went from being a girl guide in her London terrace to ascending her father's throne as Queen Regnant.
Her love story with Prince Philip of Denmark and Greece was regarded as great romance, as was their happy marriage and the births of their four children, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward.
As she succeeds her ancestor, Queen Victoria, as the longest-serving English monarch in history, we look back at the incredible life and times of one of the greatest women this age has seen: Her Majesty, Elizabeth II, Queen of England.