Happy Birthday to Queen Elizabeth II

  
Her Majesty Queen #ElizabethII was born #OnThisDay in 1926. She ascended to the throne in 1952 following the death of her father George VI. The first of her 12 #PrimeMinisters was #WinstonChurchill. The Queen has opened every session of #Parliament except in 1959 and 1963, when she was pregnant with Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. #Queenat90
© Parliamentary Art Collection, WOA 1703, Elizabeth II at the State Opening of Parliament, 1962, oil on canvas by Alfred Kingsley Lawrence http://www.parliament.uk/art

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