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Fit for a queen: See how Queen Elizabeth's royal style has evolved

Take a look through Queen Elizabeth II's signature looks over the years.

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Two-year-old Princess Margaret (seated) with her sister Princess Elizabeth, aged seven in 1933. Queen Elizabeth, christened Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, was the first child of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth born on April 21,  1926 in Mayfair, London. At birth she was third in line to the throne, but after her father died in 1952 she became Queen and her reign to date is the second longest of any British monarch.

In this photo from 1933, Queen Elizabeth II is 7 years old and stands next to her 2-year-old sister, Princess Margaret.

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Princess Elizabeth, right, holds her Corgi with her sister Princess Margaret Rose on July 5, 1936.

Elizabeth, right, held her corgi with sister Margaret on July 5, 1936.

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After the abdication of Elizabeth's uncle, King George VI became king on May 12, 1937. In a matter of months, Princess Elizabeth was suddenly catapulted into the role of heir to the throne. The 11-year-old princess (standing next to her younger sister Margaret) wore a long dress with a train to the event that was held at Westminster Abbey.

King George VI became king on May 12, 1937, making Elizabeth the heir to the throne at age 11. Elizabeth stands next to her sister in Westminster Abbey.

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Princess Elizabeth stands next to her horse at Windsor on her 13th birthday on April 21, 1939.

Elizabeth stood next to her horse at Windsor Castle on her 13th birthday on April 21, 1939.

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Princess Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, on June 22, 1940.

Elizabeth enjoyed a quiet moment with a book at Windsor Castle on June 22, 1940.

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The Queen Mother with Princess Margaret (right) and Princess Elizabeth at Windsor Castle in England on July 8, 1941.

Elizabeth posed with her sister and mother at Windsor Castle on July 8,1941.

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Princess Elizabeth, center, walks with her mother, Queen Elizabeth, and her younger sister, Princess Margaret Rose, to the parade ground of Windsor Castle for a review of the Grenadier Guards on Princess Elizabeth's 16th birthday on May 19, 1942.

Elizabeth, center, walked with her sister and mother on her 16th birthday on May 19, 1942.

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In 1945, Princess Elizabeth joined the Army's Auxilliary Territorial Service as a mechanic. She was one of 200,000 women who joined the service at that time. The women wore khaki belted jackets, skirts, tie up shoes and caps.

In 1945, Elizabeth joined the British army's Auxiliary Territorial Service as a mechanic. She was one of 200,000 women who joined the service at that time. The women wore belted khaki jackets, skirts, shoes and caps.

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Wearing a simple ankle-length dress and garland of flowers in her hair, Princess Elizabeth serves as bridesmaid to friends at the Savoy Hotel in London in May 1946.

Wearing a gorgeous ankle-length dress with flowers in her hair, Elizabeth served as a bridesmaid at the Savoy Hotel in London in 1946.

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Princess Elizabeth, right, laughs with her father King George VI, in the grounds of the Royal Lodge, Windsor.

Elizabeth laughed with her father, King George VI, on the grounds of the Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park.

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The royal family arrive at the London Palladium for the Royal Variety Performance on Nov. 5, 1946. Left to right: Princess Margaret, Princess Elizabeth, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

Elizabeth, right, arrived at the London Palladium with the royal family for the Royal Variety Performance in 1946.

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Princess Elizabeth wed Philip Mountbatten in 1947 in Westminster Abbey. Designed by Norman Hartnell, the dress was made of ivory satin and embroidered with flowers and thousands of pearls imported from the U.S. The queen famously saved her ration cards in order to buy the material used in the dress. The diamond tiara originally belonged to her grandmother, Queen Mary, and was then handed down to Elizabeth's mother who lent it to her daughter for the wedding.

Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten in 1947 in Westminster Abbey. Her dress, designed by Norman Hartnell, was made of ivory satin and embroidered with flowers and thousands of pearls imported from the U.S. In order to buy the materials used for her dress, Elizabeth saved her ration cards. The diamond tiara she wore originally belonged to her grandmother, Queen Mary of Teck, who lent it to her for the wedding.

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Ever formal even while on their honeymoon, Princess Elizabeth and the newly named Duke of Edinburgh take a stroll on the day after their wedding through the grounds of Broadlands, the Duke's uncle's home.

Elizabeth and her husband, the newly named Duke of Edinburgh, strolled through the grounds of the Broadlands, the duke's uncle's home.

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Princess Elizabeth talks to to Mme Bidault, wife of the French minister Georges Bidault,  in the garden of the Palace of Versailles.

Elizabeth spoke to to Madame Bidault, the wife of the French foreign minister Georges Bidault, in the garden of the palace of Versailles.

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Princess Elizabeth, in a jaunty hat, shows off her new baby daughter, Princess Anne, on the day of her christening in October 1950. The lace christening gown is a royal family heirloom, and was originally worn by Queen Victoria's eldest daughter in 1841, as well as by Elizabeth herself.

Elizabeth held her baby daughter, Princess Anne, on the day of her christening in October 1950. The lace christening gown, a royal family heirloom, was originally worn by Queen Victoria's eldest daughter in 1841, as well as by Elizabeth herself.

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Princess Elizabeth in the gardens of Balmoral Castle with two of her pet dogs in 1952.

Elizabeth posed in the gardens of Balmoral Castle in 1952 with two of her dogs.

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For her coronation ceremony on June 4, 1953, more than a year after her father's death, the queen again turned to Norman Hartnell to design her gown. Hartnell, who had designed her wedding dress, spent months embroidering the emblems of Great Britain and the Commonwealth on the white satin. The dress was also encrusted with pearls and crystals.

Elizabeth had Norman Hartnell design the gown she wore for her coronation ceremony on June 4, 1953. Hartnell, who also designed her wedding dress, spent months embroidering the emblems of Great Britain and the Commonwealth on the white satin. The dress was also encrusted with pearls and crystals.

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Queen Elizabeth with Princess Anne and one of her Corgis at Liverpool Street Station, London.

Elizabeth walked with daughter Anne and one of her corgis at Liverpool Street Station in London.

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Queen Elizabeth stands in the grounds of Balmoral Castle, Scotland, on Aug. 29, 1959 with U.S. President Eisenhower. From left to right, Prince Philip, Princess Anne, President Eisenhower, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles.

Elizabeth, second from right, stood on the grounds of Balmoral Castle in Scotland next to U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower on Aug. 29, 1959, along with Philip, Anne and Prince Charles.

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Queen Elizabeth And Prince Philip visit the Italian president in Castelporziano, Italy on May 1961. For the occasion, she paired an ornate hat with a simple print, belted dress.

Elizabeth and Philip visited the Italian president at the Castelporziano estate, located just outside of Rome, in 1961. For the occasion, she paired an ornate hat with a printed, belted dress.

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Ever the fan of bright colors, Queen Elizabeth stands out in hot pink on a visit to a model village in Jaipur, also known as the "pink city," during a royal tour of India and Pakistan in January 1961.

Ever the fan of bright colors, Elizabeth sported hot pink during a royal tour of India in 1961. She visited a model village in Jaipur, also known as the Pink City, as well as Pakistan.

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President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy pay a visit to the royal family in England. (L-R): John F. Kennedy; Queen Elizabeth II; Jackie Kennedy, and Prince Philip.

President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jackie Kennedy visited the royal family in England.

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip during a state visit to New Zealand on Feb. 1963.

Elizabeth and Philip traveled to New Zealand on a state visit in 1963.

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President Heinrich Lubke of West Germany, with Britain's  Queen Elizabeth II, the first British monarch to visit Germany for 52 years, after her arrival at Villa Hammerschmidt, the presidential residence near Bonn, West Germany, on May 18, 1965. It was first day of her ten-day state visit. From left to right, Wilhelmine Lubke, wife of the President, Queen Elizabeth II, President Lubke and Prince Philip.

On May, 18, 1965, Elizabeth became the first British monarch to visit Germany in 52 years. Here, she’s shown with President Heinrich Lubke, his wife, Wilhelmine Lubke, and Philip.

 

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Queen Elizabeth walks with her dog Wren at the Open Stake Retriever Trials on her Balmoral estate in October 1967. For the relaxed atmosphere, the queen tied a scarf around her head, one of her signature looks throughout her reign.

Elizabeth walked with her dog at the Open Stake Retriever Trials on her Balmoral estate in 1967. 

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Queen Elizabeth in Malta in 1967.

Elizabeth looked stunning in a pink frock in Malta in 1967.

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Queen Elizabeth arrives at King's Cross railway station in London on October 15, 1969, with her Corgis after vacationing at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

Elizabeth arrived at King's Cross railway station in London on Oct. 15, 1969, with her corgis after vacationing at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

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Queen Elizabeth poses with U.S. President Richard Nixon, right, and Britain's Prime Minister Edward Heath at Chequers, Buckinghamshire, in 1970.

Elizabeth paused for a photo with U.S. President Richard Nixon, right, and Britain's Prime Minister Edward Heath at Chequers, the prime minister's rural retreat.

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Queen Elizabeth turned heads in a yellow dress and matching turban during a state visit to Mexico in 1975. Turbans were a popular accessory choice for the queen who is rarely seen in public without a head covering.

Elizabeth turned heads in a yellow dress during a state visit to Mexico in 1975.

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Queen In Zambia

Elizabeth made a rare appearance in pants on a safari with Philip during their state visit to Zambia in 1979.

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Queen And Amir Of Bahrain Britannia

Elizabeth chose a colorful, patterned dress, white gloves and tiara to greet the prime minister of Bahrain, the emir of Bahrain and the heir apparent on a state visit to the island nation in 1979.

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Elizabeth wore a royal blue dress during her visit to Saudi Arabia in February 1979. She accessorized with a favorite triple strand of pearls, given to her by her father in 1935, and her Prince Albert sapphire brooch, which was a wedding gift from Prince Albert to Queen Victoria.

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The newly named Princess Diana was the star of the show, but Queen Elizabeth looked stunning in her own right in a light blue dress, matching hat and double strand of pearls at the wedding of her eldest son, Prince Charles in August 1982.

Elizabeth wore a light blue dress, matching hat and double strand of pearls at the wedding of her eldest son, Charles, to Princess Diana in 1982.

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Queen Elizabeth takes President Ronald Reagan on an hour-long ride through the grounds of Windsor Castle in June 1982. Known to be an accomplished rider, the queen is often pictured in her traditional riding gear - knee-high boots, tweed jacket and scarf.

Elizabeth took U.S. President Ronald Reagan on an hourlong ride through the grounds of Windsor Castle in June 1982. 

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Prince Edward and Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in 1982.

Elizabeth and her youngest son, Prince Edward, watched the Royal Windsor Horse Show in 1982.

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Prince Edward, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana, The Queen Mother, Prince Charles And Princess Margaret Outside Clarence House on The Queen Mother's 90th Birthday.

Edward, Elizabeth and Diana gathered outside Clarence House in London.

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Queen Elizabeth and the Princess of Wales Diana arrive at the state opening of Parliament in 1991.

Elizabeth and Diana arrived at the state opening of Parliament in 1991.

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Queen Elizabeth attends the Royal Variety Performance at the Birmingham Hippodrome on November 29, 1999.

Elizabeth donned this stunning golden gown to attend the Royal Variety Performance at the Birmingham Hippodrome on Nov. 29, 1999.

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Three generations of the British Royal family, Queen Elizabeth, her eldest son, the Prince of Wales, left, and his eldest son, Prince William as they pose for a photograph at Clarence House  on June 2, 2003, before a dinner to mark the 50th anniversary of her Coronation. The Prince of Wales was hosting the meal at his new residence, formerly the London home of the late Queen Mother.

Three generations of the British royal family posed for a photograph before a dinner that marked the 50th anniversary of the queen's coronation. 

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Queen Elizabeth is escorted by her grandson Prince William during a visit to RAF Valley where Prince William is stationed as a search and rescue helicopter pilot on April 1, 2011 in Holyhead, UK The Queen toured the airbase meeting staff and families, watched a fly past and was given a guided tour of a Sea King search and rescue helicopter by Prince William.

Elizabeth was escorted by her grandson Prince William during a visit to Royal Air Force Valley, where William was stationed as a search and rescue helicopter pilot. The queen toured the airbase, where she met staff and families, watched a flypast and was given a guided tour of a Sea King search and rescue helicopter.

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Queen Elizabeth and U.S. President Barack Obama pose in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace ahead of a State Banquet on May 24, 2011 in London. The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, and his wife Michelle were in the UK for a two day State Visit at the invitation of HM Queen Elizabeth II. During the trip they will attended a state banquet at Buckingham Palace and the President addressed both houses of Parliament at Westminster Hall.

The queen and U.S. President Barack Obama posed in the music room of Buckingham Palace ahead of a state banquet on May 24, 2011, in London.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Queen Elizabeth await ahead of a plaque unveiling, as London Mayor Boris Johnson (2nd R) looks on outside Fortnum & Mason store on March 1, 2012 in London. Together with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, the Queen met military personnel and staff, viewed the store's Diamond Jubilee product ranges and unveiled a plaque for the regeneration of Piccadilly.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, the queen and London Mayor Boris Johnson awaited the unveiling of a plaque for the regeneration of Piccadilly in London. 

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attend a gala performance of 'Our Extraordinary World' at The Royal Opera House on October 30, 2012 in London.

Elizabeth and Philip attended a gala performance of Our Extraordinary World at the Royal Opera House on Oct. 30, 2012, in London.

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Queen Elizabeth attends the Royal Variety Performance, in the 100th anniversary year, at the Royal Albert Hall on November 19, 2012 in London.

Elizabeth attended the 100th anniversary Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 19, 2012 in London.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth ll and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following the Trooping the Colour ceremony to mark the Queen's official 90th Birthday on June 11, 2016 in London.

The royal family appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following the Trooping the Colour ceremony to mark the queen's 90th Birthday on June 11, 2016.

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Queen Elizabeth II sits at a desk in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace, after recording her Christmas Day broadcast to the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace, London.

Elizabeth sits at a desk in the 1844 Room of Buckingham Palace after recording her Christmas Day broadcast to the commonwealth in 2017.

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In this photo released by Kensington Palace on Monday May 21, 2018, shows an official wedding photo of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, center, in Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Saturday May 19, 2018. Others in photo from left, back row, Jasper Dyer, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Doria Ragland, Prince William; center row, Brian Mulroney, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Rylan Litt, John Mulroney; front row, Ivy Mulroney, Florence van Cutsem, Zalie Warren, Remi Litt.

The queen perfectly coordinated her outfit with the family for the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, formerly known as Meghan Markle.

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The queen has definitely become known for her colorful taste!

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