This is a special, updated edition in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. HRH Queen Elizabeth II was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth, in Westminster Abbey on 2 June, 1953 at the age of 27 and in 2012 celebrates a 60 years on the throne. "Queen Elizabeth II" is a special, updated edition that records the major events of her reign. The Queen has been one of the most photographed women in the world, with strong media interest ever since the days of her childhood as a young princess. Revealed here in almost 250 unique pictures, taken by photographers of the Press Association over a period of more than 80 years, this is a fascinating documentation of the life of an extraordinary woman.