In 1945, Princess Elizabeth joined the Army's Auxilliary Territorial Service as a mechanic. She was one of 200,000 women who joined the service at that time. The women wore khaki belted jackets, skirts, tie up shoes and caps.
A year before her own nuptials, Princess Elizabeth, left, along with her aunt Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, and sister Princess Margaret attended the wedding of a friend at Westminster Abbey in November 1946.
Princess Elizabeth wed Philip Mountbatten in 1947 in Westminster Abbey. Designed by Norman Hartnell, the dress was made of ivory satin and embroidered with flowers and thousands of pearls imported from the U.S. The queen famously saved her ration cards in order to buy the material used in the dress.
Princess Elizabeth, in a jaunty hat, shows off her new baby daughter, Princess Anne, on the day of her christening in October 1950. The lace christening gown is a royal family heirloom, and was originally worn by Queen Victoria's eldest daughter in 1841, as well as by Elizabeth herself.
In this May 5, 1944 file photo, five members of the Women's Army Corps serving with the Army Service of Supplies, salute an officer at a base in England. More than 150,000 American women served in the WAC during World War II, becoming the first women other than nurses to serve in the United States Army ~
Meet Emma Pogge. Emma is 100 years old and one of the oldest living World War II women veterans. She enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps in 1943 and served both in the United States and overseas. She can still wear her WAC uniform ~