The Royal Family has been in our lives for as long as we can remember. We remember when the Queen's father, King George VI passed away, leaving the throne for the reigning monarch. We remember when Prince Charles married Diana and had two beautiful children. We remember the tragic death of the Princess and how it affected her family. And of course, we still vividly remember the wedding of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton.
It's hard to believe the current royal family has been in power for more than 65 years, so let's take a look at some of the early years as well as some more recent pictures.
1950s Members of the royal family (left to right: Princess Margaret, Princess Elizabeth, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth I) sit in their box in London's Palladium Theater, on Nov. 13, 1950. Associated Press/Business Insider Queen Elizabeth II, right, shown playing with her two children, Prince Charles, left, and Princess Anne, climbing, at Balmoral Castle the Royal Residence on the River Dee. Associate Press/Business Insider From left, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother look on as a young Prince Charles sits on an ornamental deer in this family portrait of the Royals in the 1950s SWNS.com Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, wave to supporters from the balcony at Buckingham Palace, following her coronation at Westminster Abbey Associated Press/Business Insider
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1960s Members of Britain's Royal Family watch cross country event of British Horse Society trials, from farm cart, April 21, 1961 at Badminton, Gloucester, England. From left to right are: Antony Armstrong-Jones, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Princess Margaret and Queen Elizabeth II. Associated Press/Business Insider The British Royal Family posed for this informal picture to mark the birthday of Princess Anne, who will be 12 years old on August 15, 1962. Associated Press/Business Insider Queen Elizabeth II, wearing the scarlet tunic of the Irish Guards, and her husband, Prince Philip, in the uniform of a Colonel of the Welsh Guards, wave to the huge crowds amassed in front of Buckingham Palace in London, June 11, 1966 Associated Press/Business Insider Children of Britain's Royal family pose for a family group photo at Windsor Castle on Christmas morning, in 1969, after they had attended divine service at St George's Chapel. With Prince Charles and Princess Anne are, from left to right; James Ogilvy, son of Princess Alexandra and Angus Ogilvy, Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, daughter of Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon, son of the Duke and Duchess of Kent, Lady Helen Windsor, daughter of the Kent's, Prince Andrew (at rear) and Prince Edward, Viscount Linley and Marina Ogilvy. Associated Press/Business Insider
The 1970s are on the next page!
1970s Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, pictured with U.S. President Richard Nixon, right, and Britain's Prime Minister Edward Heath at Chequers, Buckinghamshire, in 1970 Associated Press/Business Insider Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip, Royal Visit (Royal Tour) Nova Scotia, 1976. Herald File Photo Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Queen Elizabeth II in 1972 Marie Claire Britain's Prince Andrew, left, and his cousin, Viscount Linley, romp with hounds of the Duke of Bedford on April 14, 1973 as Queen Elizabeth II looks on Business Insider/Associated Press A royal celebration for the Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh (with Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Princess Anne and her son Master Peter Philips behind them) married 32 years. Associated Press 1980s are next! 1980s Prince Charles, then 32, drinks juice from a freshly-cut green coconut at Haripur village which he visited during a one-day halt in Bhubaneswar, India, Dec. 4, 1980. Associated Press/Business Insider Prince Charles and Diana walk up the aisle after their wedding ceremony, 1981. Parhlo Princess Diana, Prince Charles, and their first son Prince William (1982) Like Totally 80s Princess Charles, Princess Diana, and their second son Prince Harry (1984) AOL Britain's Prince Harry sticks out his tongue for the cameras on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London, England on June 11, 1988 and Princess Diana and Lady Gabriella Windsor look on. Associated Press/Business Insider 1990s on the next page! 1990s Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother ride by as they leave the wedding of Princess Anne to Commander Tim Laurence at a church near Balmoral, Scotland. Associated Press/Business Insider Princess Diana, left, her sons Prince Harry and Prince William, and Prince Charles watch a veteran's parade during the 50th anniversary of VJ Day commemorations in London. Charles and Diana were separated at the time. Alastair Grant (Associated Press) Prince William and Prince Harry attending the funeral of their mother Princess Diana, who was killed in a high-speed car crash in Paris in 1997 NBC News Britain's Prince Charles, left, and his son Harry, sit on a chair-lift in the Swiss resort of Klosters Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999. Associated Press
Continue reading to see the Royals in the new millennium.
2000s Prince William, wearing blue jeans and trainers, accompanied by his father Prince Charles, left, arrives at The University of St. Andrews in St. Andrews, Scotland Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001. Associated Press/Adam Butler Queen Elizabeth II; her eldest son, the Prince of Wales, Charles, left; his eldest son, Prince William, second left, and the Queen's husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, right, pose for a photograph at Clarence House in London, Monday, June 2, 2003. Kirsty Wigglesworth (Associated Press) (2006) Prince Harry, second from right, grins as his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II smiles, as she inspects the Sovereign's Parade at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst. ylan Martinez (Associated Press) Britain's Prince Charles, left, looks on, as Prince William, center, helps his brother Prince Harry, right, with his belongings upon his return from active duty in Afghanistan. Lifters Pitarakis (Associated Press) Britain's Princes William, left, and Harry pose together, during a photocall a the Royal Air Force base at Shawbury, England, Thursday June 18, 2009 Associated Press
The current landscape of the Royal Family on the next page!
Today Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton arrive for a media photocall, media at St. James's Palace in London, Tuesday Nov. 16, 2010. Business Insider/Getty Prince William and his wife, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton after their wedding ceremony in 2011 Pop Suagr (2015) Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge with their newborn baby, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, waving to the public as they leave St. Mary's Hospital's exclusive Lindo Wing in London. Associated Press (2016) Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince George and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge pose during a Royal Mail photoshoot for a stamp sheet to mark the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. Ranald Mackechnie/Royal Mail Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince Harry, Princess Kate, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince William gather on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, after attending the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London. (2017) Kirsty Wigglesworth (Associated Press)
How many of these photos did you remember?