LONDON — Portrait pictures of a young Queen Elizabeth II taken at the beginning of her reign and the jewels she wore have gone on display at Buckingham Palace.
Tiaras, earrings and necklaces form part of The Queen’s Accession exhibition marking her record-breaking seven decades on the throne.
Ninety-six-year-old Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning and currently the world’s oldest monarch, became queen on Feb. 6, 1952, on the death of her father King George VI.
The display is available to guests visiting the palace’s State Rooms, which are open to the public for the first time in three years. — Reuters