Queen Elizabeth II - Happier than ever at 85

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Queen Elizabeth II - Happier than ever at 85

During her lifetime Queen Elizabeth II has come to occupy a unique position in the national imagination. Much loved for her wisdom, steadfastness and enduring sense of duty, Britain's sovereign is regarded by many as a national treasure.

In this 85th birthday tribute packed with rare photographs and intimate insights we reveal the woman behind the respected public figure