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20 exclusive and precious old photos of "National Geographic", take you back to the Queen's life

Time:2023-03-27 13:45:49 author:Zoo Read:495次
20 exclusive and precious old photos of "National Geographic", take you back to the Queen's life

The Queen seen by National Geographic has always been kind, firm, curious, and confident as before. Queen Elizabeth II attends an official ceremony in Manitoba, Canada, in 1970. Canada became independent from the United Kingdom in 1982. At the height of the British Empire, it was estimated that one in four people in the world was a British subject. During the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, the number of British colonies decreased from 70 countries to 16. PHOTOGRAPH BY W.E. GARRETT, NAT GEO IMAGE COLLECTION Written by ‍Erin Blakemore Compiler: Angel Tips: It will take about 5 minutes to read Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor sitting on the ancient throne with her eyes down. The 27-year-old was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom and its Commonwealth countries just minutes ago — wearing a gold cape, a jeweled scepter and a heavy crown. The sound of silver horns and the cry of "God save the Queen" echoed throughout Westminster Abbey. The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953. PHOTO: JAMES JARCHE, NAT GEO IMAGE COLLECTION At this 1953 coronation, no one expected the Queen to set a record 70 years on the throne. Fortunately, senior National Geographic photographer James Jarché was there, who captured every moment of the ceremony with a Leica camera loaded with Kodak film and airlifted the precious images back to National Geographic's Washington headquarters. In September of that year, the magazine's editors published the color photos and reported everything about the Queen's coronation: from the London bunting, which still bears the marks of war, to the British silk used to make the Queen's dress. Letters flooded in from around the world after the story was published, with readers pleading for photo copies as a special memorial. Picture editor Kip Ross called it "the best video story of my life". And in the decades since, National Geographic has been documenting the Queen's life: our world-class photographers have captured not only the public figure's official image, but also rare moments in her private life. Fashion, national borders, communications, public customs...almost everything has undergone dramatic changes in Queen Elizabeth's life. And the queen that "National Geographic" sees is always kind, firm, curious, and confident, just like the beginning. In 1937, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary and Princess Elizabeth were photographed in front of a model of the "Sovereignty of the Seas" at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London, England, when the princess was 11 years old. PHOTO: NAT GEO IMAGE COLLECTION In 1951, Elizabeth, then a princess, and her husband Philip laid a wreath at the Unknown Soldier Cemetery in Arlington, USA. She was queen when she visited again in 1957. Photo: WILLARD CULVER, NAT GEO IMAGE COLLECTION On December 17, 1953, shortly after the Queen took the throne, she and Prince Philip arrived in Suva, the capital of Fiji, on a wooden yacht, when Fiji was still a British colony. PHOTO: HOWELL WALKER, NAT GEO IMAGE COLLECTION On October 19, 1957, the Queen watched the Maryland-North Carolina ball game at Peeld Stadium, University Park, Maryland, USA, and received souvenirs from all walks of life. During the Queen's visit to the United States, she specifically requested to watch an American football game. PHOTO: WILLIAM W. CAMPBELL III, NAT GEO IMAGE COLLECTION The Queen addresses the House of Lords at the opening of Parliament in 1960. The Queen has personally presided over the opening of Parliament almost every year of her 70-year reign, with the exception of pregnancy in 1959/1963, and 2022 when mobility is limited. PHOTO: ROBERT GOODMAN, NAT GEO IMAGE COLLECTION The Queen and Prince Philip leave Kenaravon Castle in Gwind, Wales, in 1963. PHOTO: DEAN CONGER, NAT GEO IMAGE COLLECTION The Queen attends the funeral of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill on January 30, 1965. PHOTO: JOE SCHERSCHEL, NAT GEO IMAGE COLLECTION On July 9, 1965, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were on their way to Northampton, England. PHOTO: GEORGE F. MOBLEY, NAT GEO IMAGE COLLECTION On July 1, 1969, the Queen attends the awarding ceremony of Prince Charles, who officially became Prince of Wales. PHOTOGRAPH BY JAMES L. STANFIELD, NAT GEO IMAGE COLLECTION Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles wave to the crowd after the Prince of Wales's ceremony in 1969. Photo: BRIAN SHUEL, NAT GEO IMAGE COLLECTION On July 7, 1976, in Washington, USA, then US President Gerald Ford delivered a speech in front of the White House to welcome the Queen's visit to the United States. The Queen and Prince Philip are visiting to commemorate the bicentennial of the American Revolution. PHOTO: JOSEPH H. BAILEY, NAT GEO IMAGE COLLECTION In 1979, the Queen visited Bahrain to review troops with the country's first king, Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa. Queen Elizabeth II is the first female head of state to visit Bahrain as part of her six-nation tour of the Arabian Peninsula. PHOTO: STEVE RAYMER, NAT GEO IMAGE COLLECTION The Queen herself drives to church for Sunday services in 1979. The Queen herself does not have a driver's license, but loves to drive, and will continue to do so herself until November 2021 following a health issue. Queen Elizabeth II learned to drive as early as 1945 during World War II, when she served in the women's voluntary agency "Domestic Women's Support Force", trained as a mechanic, and was the first female member of the British royal family to serve in the agency. . PHOTO: JAMES L. STANFIELD, NAT GEO IMAGE COLLECTION The Queen with her husband Prince Philip and son Prince Charles in Windsor, England, in 1979. PHOTO: JAMES L. STANFIELD, NAT GEO IMAGE COLLECTION The Queen speaks to equestrian riders awaiting awards at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in 1979. PHOTOGRAPH BY JAMES L. STANFIELD, NAT GEO IMAGE COLLECTION In 1984, the Queen on horseback participated in the salute of the military flag, which is a traditional review ceremony of the British army, also known as the "Queen's Birthday Parade", which has been a tradition of the British infantry regiment since the 17th century. The Queen's son, Prince Charles, and her husband, Prince Philip, were at the side, all wearing Welsh Guard uniforms, royal medals, and bearskin hats for men. PHOTO: JODI COBB, NAT GEO IMAGE COLLECTION Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Philip, Prince Charles and other members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Birthday Parade. The Queen, Prince Philip, and Prince Charles wear Welsh Guard uniforms (red jacket and blue sash) and royal medals. Also in the picture are the Queen's mother, the Queen Mother, the Queen's sister, Princess Margaret, Prince Andrew, Princess Kent, Princess Diana, and Prince William in the arms of Prince Charles. PHOTO: JODI COBB, NAT GEO IMAGE COLLECTION The Queen attends the "Garden Day" ceremony at Windsor Palace to award the Knights of the Garter. The Order of the Garter is the highest order of knighthood in the British honour system. PHOTO: JIM RICHARDSON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC


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