I have a fascination with Queen Elizabeth. I can't imagine living in the spotlight your entire life. Here she is just a baby...
and here as a little girl. Can you imagine not growing up with the idea that you can be anything you want to be but instead...you will be the Queen of England?
And what about her sister Princess Margaret (on the left)
Did she feel she lived in her sister's shadow?
Can you believe she trained as driver in 1945 during the war...
From a uniform to the Princess
A young woman who displayed great independence...
And so who does a potential Queen date? Well supposedly she met her man when she was only 13 years old and not without controversy (read more here) but she indeed married Prince Phillip in 1947
The marriage produced children Charles in 1948 and Princess Anne in 1950
Here she is at the coronation in
and now add Queen to Wife and Mother and represent all of England.
She has met and been photographed with 12 U.S. Presidents over the years.
Herbert Hoover 1957
Harry Truman 1951
Dwight Eisenhower 1957
Nixon in 1970
Gerald For 1976
Jimmy Carter 1977
Ronald Reagan 1983 (at a roast)
HW Bush 1971
George W. Bush 2007
A lady through and through, I love her smile.
This picture was taken on her 88th birthday...
and this photo was taken just this past April....
Queen Elizabeth II sits with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh as she delivers her speech during the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster, 04.06.2014 in London, England.
This woman is amazing so you can't blame me for posting this one last picture...
Go Queen Elizabeth !