The life of Princess Elizabeth before she was Queen

29 May 2012 Last updated at 15:59 BST

Newsround looks back at the life of Princess Elizabeth before she became Queen
MAY 1926 The Duke and Duchess of York with their eldest baby daughter Princess Elizabeth, now the Queen, at her christening.
Princess Elizabeth was born in London on 21 April 1926. Here she is at her christening.
Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother), Princess Elizabeth (the present Queen Elizabeth II), Princess Margaret and King George VI after his coronation, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London.
Princess Elizabeth gives a wave to the crowds after her father has become King George VI. He was crowned after his older brother stepped down.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, then Princess Elizabeth, right, and Princess Margaret, in their Girl Guide uniforms, practice their bandaging skills in this August 1943 file photo. Princess Elizabeth is wearing the badge of the swallow patrol and two white stripes, which indicates that she is patrol leader.
Princess Elizabeth was taught at home, not at school. She studied art and music and enjoyed drama and swimming. She also joined the Girl Guides when she was 11. Here she is in 1943 practising first aid on her sister Princess Margaret.
Princesses Elizabeth (right) and Margaret (1930 - 2002) making a broadcast to the children of the Empire during World War II.
On 10 October 1940 Princess Margaret and Princess Elizabeth (then aged 14) made a radio broadcast. It was a message of sympathy to the children of Britain and the Empire.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, then Princess Elizabeth, and her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, wave to the crowd from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London, in this Nov. 20, 1947 file photo, after their wedding. From left to right, King George VI, Princess Margaret, Lady Mary Cambridge, the bride and bridegroom, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary.
Princess Elizabeth got married in November 1947. Her husband Prince Philip was the son of Prince Andrew of Greece. Here they are waving from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, just like Kate and William did after their wedding.
Prince Charles, (later The Prince of Wales) perched on the lap of his father The Duke of Edinburgh, whilst his mother Queen Elizabeth II looks on in the grounds of Windlesham Moor, country home in Surrey.
Here's Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip with their first child - Prince Charles. He was born on 14 November 1948.
Princess Elizabeth smiles as she is holding on her lap Princess Anne, born 18 August 1950.
Her second child came two years later - Princess Anne was born 18 August 1950.
Dressed in black, other than her lapel ornament and necklace, Britains Queen Elizabeth II (formerly Princess Elizabeth) sets foot on British soil for the first time since her accession as she lands at London Airport from Kenya following the death of her father, King George VI.
When her father died of cancer in 1952, Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II. Here she is arriving back in the UK, dressed all in black.