Celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 91st birthday with photos of her as a youth

Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 91st birthday on Friday. Here, in a 2016 photo in Poundbury, Dorset, she matches perfectly in a turquoise ensemble. Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage via Getty Images

Britain's longest-reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II turned 91 years old Friday. The occasion was marked with gun salutes and birthday wishes on Twitter. View photos of the queen as she grew up in the royal family.

Baby princess

The Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) pictured in 1926 with their daughter (later, Queen Elizabeth II) in a christening robe, which has been used in the Royal Family for generations. Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images

Ruffles and lace

The young Princess Elizabeth, seen here in 1928, already demonstrates a fancy for elaborate hats. Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Corgi love

Princess Elizabeth holds a Corgi in this Jan. 1, 1936, photo by Lisa Sheridan/Getty Images

Turning 13

Then-Princess Elizabeth pats her pony in Windsor Great Park, Berkshire, on her 13th birthday on April 21, 1939. Photo by Central Press/Getty Images

Girl Scouts

Princess Elizabeth poses in her girl guide (scouts) uniform in Frogmore, Windsor, England on April 11, 1942. Photo by Studio Lisa/Getty Images

Royal wave

Princess Elizabeth arrives at the Norwegian Embassy in London for a dinner party hosted by King Haakon VII of Norway on June 6, 1951, giving the famous royal wave. Photo by Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images

Young family

This photo taken in 1951 shows Queen Elizabeth II holding Princess Anne and Prince Charles in the arms of his father, Philip Mountbatten. Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

Driving a car

Princess Elizabeth watches her son Prince Charles playing in his toy car while at Balmoral on Sept. 28, 1952. Photo by Lisa Sheridan/Studio Lisa/Getty Images

In the garden

Queen Elizabeth II, seen here in March 1953, has a particular love of Corgis. UPI color slide via Getty Images

Belle of the ball

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip leave a banquet during their Commonwealth visit to Australia in 1954. Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Inspecting the troops

Queen Elizabeth II inspects men of the newly renamed Queen's Own Nigeria Regiment, Royal West African Frontier Force, at Kaduna Airport, Nigeria, during her Commonwealth Tour on Feb. 2, 1956. Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Sunny at Sandringham

Queen Elizabeth II relaxes at Sandringham Estate with her Corgis in this undated photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images

Royal wedding

The Prince and Princess of Wales pose on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on their wedding day, with the Queen and some of the bridesmaids on July 29, 1981. Photo by Terry Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images

Sporting event

Catherine, duchess of Cambridge (left), and Queen Elizabeth II share a laugh at a children's sports event in Nottingham, England, on June 13, 2012. Photo by Phil Noble – WPA Pool/Getty Images

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