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HRH Queen Elizabeth II at Howe Barracks in Canterbury, Kent with the 1st Battalion of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (now part of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.)

Lovely and natural. It is a nice photo of Her Majesty. It's funny how we want the Royal family to be special and up on a pedestal, and yet at the same time, no different than ourselves.

September 29, 1921: The Queen Mother when she was Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon with her father, the Earl of Strathmore.

The Queen, by the numbers

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Prince William in pictures

this is a bit cute

Queen Elizabeth II, as Queen of Scots, wears the Vladimir Tiara with the Cambridge emerald drops in a newly released photo taken 3 years ago at Balmoral. The portrait, which is featured in a new edition of Keepers of the Kingdom, depicts the monarch wearing the robes of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, the most senior order of Scottish chivalry.