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25 iconic Royal Family photos from the archives

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Look back at the 25 most iconic royal family photos of all time...

As the Queen celebrates her 90th year in 2016, we look back at 26 of the most iconic photos of the British royal family from the wedding of Princess Elizabeth to Philip Mountbatten in 1947 right up to the most recent portrait of The Queen and her eldest son Prince Charles.

Since getting married at the tender age of 21, it was a mere five years later that the princess ascended the throne after the death of her father King George VI in 1952 and since then, the Queen has presided over no less than 14 British Prime Ministers.

But it’s not just the Queen herself who has taken centre stage in the public during her reign, the Queen’s own children and their children – and even their children – in turn have provided us with some pretty iconic moments over the years: Charles and Diana’s wedding, William and Kate’s wedding, the birth of Prince George and Princess Charlotte as well as the Jubilee celebrations to name but four.

So test your knowledge and see if you can guess the years on the pictures below…

[And for those of us that were a tad hazy on the finer details and dates of some of the most important historical events for the Windsor family, fans of Netflix’s The Crown will no doubt feel a little more in-the-know about our royal history now and should enjoy tallying up the original pictures with the moments they’ve seen dramatised on the hit show!]

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