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PHOTOS: Life and Time of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, aged 96. The longest-serving queen was born on 21 April 1926, in a house…

Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, aged 96.

The longest-serving queen was born on 21 April 1926, in a house just off Berkeley Square in London.

At the age of six, Elizabeth told her riding instructor that she wanted to become a “country lady with lots of horses and dogs,” BBC reports.

She indeed had more than her wish, reigning for seven decades.

Below are pictures of her life and time on earth: