Rare photos of Queen Elizabeth released

Rare photos of Queen Elizabeth released

An amazing treasure trove of royal memories of Queen Elizabeth has been released to mark her 90th birthday. These private cine films - many taken by the Queen herself - offer a unique insight into her family life. 

From joyous celebrations, to intimate rarely seen shots from family albums, the stunning photographs which span decades have captured the life of the royal family!

Rare photos of Queen Elizabeth released

The two happy children seen here buried up to their necks in the sand are Prince Charles and Princess Anne. Standing guard is one of the Queen's corgis (photo: AFP/Getty images)

As close as two sisters could ever be: Elizabeth, left, and Margaret were never happier than when they could spend time together.

Rare photos of Queen Elizabeth released

A very young Prince Charles is fascinated by his mother's expensive Rollei camera. She loved chronicling her children growing up with still photographs and home movies.

Rare photos of Queen Elizabeth released

This fun photo taken from the family album shows Prince Philip upending a red-suited young Charles;

Rare photos of Queen Elizabeth released

As he watched the film, Prince William commented, 'Doesn't the young Charles look like Prince George!

Rare photos of Queen Elizabeth released

Wearing their summer dresses, Margaret, left, and Elizabeth shield their eyes from the sun as they play happily together in the garden in the 1930s.

Rare photos of Queen Elizabeth released

Prince Charles watches with concern as Princess Margaret prepares to go racing in a toy trolley - helped along by a very big push from her sister Elizabeth.

Rare photos of Queen Elizabeth released

The Prince of Wheels: Anne waits patiently for a ride as Charles takes his posh pedal car for a spin at Balmoral

Rare photos of Queen Elizabeth released

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