Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Queen Elizabeth II

Princess Elizabeth, 1943

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 94th birthday today, April 21. Born in 1926, she acceded the throne in 1952, and in 2016 she became the world’s longest-reigning current monarch. Her Majesty was photographed by Karsh on five separate occasions. See a list of those sittings. See more images from across the sittings.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip with their grandchildren, Prince William, Prince Harry, Peter and Zara Philips, 1987