These Rare Photos Of The Queen Shed A New Light On Her Extraordinary Life

Queen Elizabeth II’s 92 years of life have included some incredible moments, many of which have gone unseen or have faded from memory. These 40 photos provide a glimpse into all that she has done before and during her reign over the United Kingdom.

40. Carriage-riding through London, 1927

At the time of her birth, Queen Elizabeth II, then Princess Elizabeth, was third in line to the throne, as her father had yet to become the King – more on that later. In this photo, the one-year-old princess was snapped passing through the gates of her parents’ London residence in the back of a carriage.

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