"George the VI (of The King's Speech fame) with Queen Elizabeth." Of the King's Speech fame?! Also Titanic was real.

The King and I: Charming pictures emerge of three-year-old Elizabeth cuddling up to her stuttering father George VI

"George the VI (of The King's Speech fame) with Queen Elizabeth." Of the King's Speech fame?! Also Titanic was real.

Queen Elizabeth II with Eleven Presidents of the United States of America. The last is Barack Obama.

Queen Elizabeth II with Eleven Presidents of the United States of America. The last is Barack Obama.

Although throughout her reign Queen Elizabeth I never spoke publicly of her mother, the “treasonous” and beheaded second wife of Henry VIII, upon Elizabeth’s death in 1603, this ring was removed from her finger. Within its secret compartment are two miniature enamel portraits, one of Elizabeth, the other, of a woman many believe to be Anne.

Although throughout her reign Queen Elizabeth I never spoke publicly of her mother, the “treasonous” and beheaded second wife of Henry VIII, upon Elizabeth’s death in 1603, this ring was removed from her finger. Within its secret compartment are two miniature enamel portraits, one of Elizabeth, the other, of a woman many believe to be Anne.

Locket ring belonging to Queen Elizabeth I, circa 1575: gold with enamel, rubies, diamonds, and mother-of-pearl.

Locket ring belonging to Queen Elizabeth I, circa 1575: gold with enamel, rubies, diamonds, and mother-of-pearl.

Elizabeth I's locket ring ~ 1575 ~ secret locket ring. It wasn’t discovered until her death that the ring opened up to reveal two portraits of her and her mother Queen Anne Boleyn ~ 1575

Tudor monarchs' treasured possessions to go on display at Portrait Gallery

Elizabeth I's locket ring ~ 1575 ~ secret locket ring. It wasn’t discovered until her death that the ring opened up to reveal two portraits of her and her mother Queen Anne Boleyn ~ 1575

Queen Elizabeth II (1926-Present) - Accession to the throne on 2/6/1952 following the death of her father King George VI. Reign 2/6/1952-Present Day

Queen Elizabeth II (1926-Present) - Accession to the throne on 2/6/1952 following the death of her father King George VI. Reign 2/6/1952-Present Day

12 Things You Might Not Know About Queen Elizabeth II

12 Things You Might Not Know About Queen Elizabeth II

After her father died in Queen Elizabeth's mother, known as the Queen Mother, lived a lively life as a widow for 50 years. Until her death at age the charming Queen Mother shared her daughter's love of horse racing and offered her someone to confide in.

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