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Aware of the power of appearances, Elizabeth I of England (r. 1558-1603 CE) carefully controlled her image throughout her reign and through costume, hair, jewellery, and art, she presented herself as the great Virgin Queen. Like a goddess of antiquity, Elizabeth announced that she had sacrificed her own personal inclinations to rule for the good of her people.

Aware of the power of appearances, Elizabeth I of England (r. 1558-1603 CE) carefully controlled her image throughout her reign and through costume, hair, jewellery, and art, she presented herself as the great Virgin Queen. Like a goddess of antiquity, Elizabeth announced that she had sacrificed her own personal inclinations to rule for the good of her people.

Princess Elizabeth was a baby when she first appeared in British Vogue in 1927. Ever since, British Vogue has measured out its life in tune with hers: the magazine has seen four monarchs; three coronations; many royal marriages; and a jewel box of jubilees – silver, ruby, gold, diamond, sapphire and, now, platinum. As Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her remarkable Platinum Jubilee, Robin Muir reflects on how 70 years of service was chronicled by Vogue, and uncovers rarely seen royal imagery.

Princess Elizabeth was a baby when she first appeared in British Vogue in 1927. Ever since, British Vogue has measured out its life in tune with hers: the magazine has seen four monarchs; three coronations; many royal marriages; and a jewel box of jubilees – silver, ruby, gold, diamond, sapphire and, now, platinum. As Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her remarkable Platinum Jubilee, Robin Muir reflects on how 70 years of service was chronicled by Vogue, and uncovers rarely seen royal imagery.

Young love: The Queen wore the diamond flower brooch when she announced her engagement to Prince Philip in 1947

The Queen wore the six-petal diamond flower brooch 66 years ago (pictured). The brooch was pinned on the left hand side of her coat, just as it was in 1947. She was joined by granddaughters Princesses and Eugenie at the Surrey racecourse.

Camilla WILL become Queen: Her Majesty, 95, uses Platinum Jubilee to end years of uncertainty | Daily Mail Online

In a statement that ends years of uncertainty, Elizabeth II has expressed her 'sincere wish' that Camilla be given the title when Charles ascends to the throne.

Royal News Roundup: Kate Middleton Shares Powerful Video

Ever wonder what the British royal family does in their spare time? Here, nine hobbies everyone from Queen Elizabeth to Prince Harry dabble in.