On February 6, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated the anniversary of her reign. During the reign, she visited more than 120 countries and saw 13 US presidents. In honour of the 67th anniversary on the throne, we decided to show you the most vivid photos of the Queen that were made in the new century.
Scroll down to see 20 of the most incredible pictures!
2000: Queen Elizabeth II with the Queen Mother
Queen Elizabeth II together with her mother on the celebration of her 100th birthday. They are standing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Thousands of fans came to congratulate the Queen Mother that day.
2001: Queen Elizabeth II in St Paul's Cathedral
This photo was taken after the memorial service, which was in honour of the people who died in the September 11 attacks. Queen Elizabeth II is standing near a member of the clergy in St Paul's Cathedral.
2002: Queen Elizabeth II during the funeral of the Queen Mother
The funeral of the Queen Mother. This year the queen had to go through a lot of life trial because she lost not only her mother but also her sister.
2003: Queen Elizabeth II with Putin
This photo was taken during the visit of the President of Russia to the UK. By the way, this was his last visit to this country. At the meeting, they were discussing the consequences of the war in Iraq.
2004: Queen Elizabeth II in London's Hyde Park
Anniversary of the death of Princess Diana. In connection with this event, a memorial fountain was erected in London's Hyde Park. The creation of the fountain was faced with a considerable number of contradictions and budget overruns.
2005: Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Philip
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip took part in the National Service of Remembrance at St. Paul's Cathedral for the victims of the London Bombings. Also, this year Prince Charles married Camilla.
2006: Queen Elizabeth’s birthday
This year, Queen Elizabeth II turned 80 years old. The celebration of her birthday began with fireworks at Kew Palace, and then the queen went to dinner together with her family.
2007: Queen Elizabeth II in the USA
The Queen and Prince Philip went to the USA and visited the White House. At the meeting, Bush said many pleasant words to the Queen and expressed deep respect for England.
2008: Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle
This photo was taken during a speech the queen was making at the banquet for France's President Nicolas Sarkozy at Windsor Castle, near London. Her speech was at the start of the event.
2009: Queen Elizabeth II with Michelle Obama
The violation of royal protocol: Michelle Obama touched Queen Elizabeth II. However, this did not bother the Queen at all, and she even took a picture of herself with the wife of the former US president in an embrace.
2010: Queen Elizabeth II at the Braemer Gathering
It is very interesting what made Queen Elizabeth II and her son laugh so much at the Braemer Gathering. It was the sporting event The Games, and thousands of people were there.
2011: Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding
On this day, millions of people around the world were glued to their TV sets: the wedding of Queen Elizabeth II's grandson, Prince William and Kate Middleton. The wedding was really gorgeous.
2012: the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s reign
This photo was taken that day when more than a million people took to the streets to congratulate the Queen on her 60 years on the throne. Moreover, 2012 was also the year of the London Olympics.
2013: Queen Elizabeth II with Malala Yousafzai
Queen Elizabeth II together with the Pakistani teenager. Malala Yousafzai became the face of women's rights in the Middle East. The photo was taken during the reception at Buckingham Palace.
2014: Queen Elizabeth II at The Tower of London
Queen Elizabeth II was walking in the field with ceramic poppies at The Tower of London. The installation was called Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red. That year it was 100 years after the outbreak of World War I.
2015: Queen Elizabeth II in Germany
Queen Elizabeth II made an official visit to Germany. During her visit, she visited Technical University and met a small dancing robot. As the photo shows, the Queen liked the robot a lot.
2016: Queen Elizabeth II with Theresa May
This photo was taken after the Brexit vote. The Queen welcomed Theresa May to Buckingham Palace. Theresa May was invited to form a new government. David Cameron resigned. It was a very important moment in the history of Great Britain.
2017: Queen Elizabeth II at Hyde Park, London
Queen Elizabeth II visited the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment at Hyde Park, London. As we can see, the Queen has a great love for horses. She regularly goes horseback riding.
2018: Queen Elizabeth II with Anna Wintour
Queen Elizabeth II was at London Fashion Week. She was sitting next to Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour. After the event, the Queen presented the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design to Richard Quinn.
2019: Prince Philip’s car crash
This photo was taken after Prince Philip had an accident. After the incident, people expressed great concern about the safety of the members of the royal family, since it is known that they do not like to use seat belts.