I wonder what advice the older Elizabeth would have given the younger Elizabeth.
This is an amazing photo that shows the span of her reign.
Since taking the throne, over 70 years have passed and she has met leaders of nations, media celebrities, and of course the public in droves.
Through the good times and bad, through the failed marriages of her children, she has served exactly how she committed to do so five years before her coronation in 1952 as Princess Elizabeth.
I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.
There are few leaders who fulfilled something they said so eloquently in 1947.
Whatever we think of the monarchy, the Queen has been an anchor the Nation has turned to in times of crisis and has steered with graceful confidence this Nation in a completely different society to the one bestowed on her all those years ago.