29 July 1981: Prince Charles kisses his wife Princess Diana on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their marriage
8 June 1982: The Queen rides Burmese, her favourite horse, during a visit by US President Ronald Reagan to Windsor Castle
4 August 1982: Diana, Princess of Wales, holds her son Prince William, while the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen and the Queen Mother look on at Buckingham Palace after Prince William's christening ceremony
4 December 1985: The Queen and then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher pose with former British premiers at a dinner at 10 Downing Street, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the British prime minister's London residence. From left to right: James Callaghan; Lord Home; Margaret Thatcher; Earl of Stockton; Queen Elizabeth II; Baron Wilson; and Edward Heath.
23 July 1986: The newly-wed Prince Andrew, the Duke of York and his wife Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, wave to the crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, while Queen Elizabeth II and the Queen Mother look on
24 November 1992: The Queen delivers her speech after a Guildhall luncheon to mark the 40th anniversary of her accession to the throne. In the speech she branded 1992 her 'Annus Horribilis' due to criticisms of the Royal family.
5 September 1997: The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh view the floral tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales, at Buckingham Palace
1 January 2000: The Queen joins Prime Minister Tony Blair and wife Cherie, in singing 'Auld Lang Syne' during midnight celebrations to welcome in the new year at the Millennium Dome
9 April 2002: Queen Elizabeth II stands during the funeral service of her mother at Westminster Abbey
29 April 2002: Queen Elizabeth II stands with Prime Minister Tony Blair and former Prime Ministers - Baroness Thatcher, Sir Edward Heath, Lord Callaghan and John Major - inside 10 Downing Street before an official dinner held to mark the start of the national celebrations for her Golden Jubilee year.
4 June 2002: The Queen rides in the Gold State coach from Buckingham Palace to St Paul's Cathedral for a service of Thanksgiving to celebrate to her Golden Jubilee. The coach was built for King George III in 1762, and had only been used by the Queen twice before - for her Coronation, and her Silver Jubilee.
7 May 2007: The President of the United States of America, George Bush, winks at the Queen during a joint press conference at the White House
19 November 2007: The Queen and Prince Philip are joined by Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William and Prince Harry, for a service to celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary at Westminster Abbey
1 April 2009: US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama pose for photographs with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh during an audience at Buckingham Palace
29 April 2011: Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, pose for a group photograph with, from back row left, Master Tom Pettifer, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Michael Middleton, Carole Middleton, Philippa Middleton, and front row from left, Grace van Cutsem, Eliza Lopes, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II, Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Lady Louise Windsor, and William Lowther-Pinkerton in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace, following their wedding at Westminster Abbey
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