Mon, 04 Jun 2012 03:11:42 GMT
Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee: Pics

60 years since Queen Elizabeth II ascended the British throne on 6 February 1952



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Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon, the daughter of the 14th Earl of Strathmore, the Duchess of York (R) holds in 1926 in London her firstborn, Princess Elizabeth, and her husband, the Duke of York. In 1937, the Duke of York acceded to the throne, becoming George VI after the abdication of his brother Edward VIII, who married American divorcee Wallis Simpson. AFP

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