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The Queen may be 96 years old but has the same mischievous smile and stance she had as a kid as seen in rare pictures

The Queen may be 96 years old but has the same mischievous smile and stance she had as a kid as seen in rare pictures

The new image was taken by Prince Albert and given to Beryl Poignand, a lifelong friend of Queen mother.

A new picture of the Queen auctioned from a collection of private family photographs has shown that the mischievous smile and stance that she adopts today is the same as the one she had as a two-year-old. The picture of Queen Elizabeth II that was released was taken by her father Prince Albert and it captures both the innocence and happiness of childhood. As is now evident from the pictures taken by Prince Albert, Queen Elizabeth II was most relaxed and happy when they were with just their family, reported The Mirror. The Duke of York took over the responsibility after his brother Edward VIII abdicated. Prince Albert was a gifted amateur photographer and had a knack for capturing candid moments of the royal family that has now come to become a treasure trove for historians and collectors.  

Getty Images | Photo by Topical Press AgencyHulton Archive
Getty Images | Photo by Topical Press AgencyHulton Archive

 

 
The photos of the Queen taken as a young girl were then handed to Beryl Poignand, a lifelong friend of Albert's wife, the Duchess of York, also known as the Queen Mother. Beryl Poignand published a book titled "The Story of Princess Elizabeth" under the pseudonym Anne Ring. The book was published in 1930 when the Queen was just four-year-old.



 


The queen's health has been a source of concern but she made a public appearance during her Platinum Jubilee celebrations to rapturous cheers from the crowd. The four-day event drew massive crowds and nationwide celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth II's historic Platinum Jubilee. At 96 years old, she is currently celebrating 70 years on the throne. Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-serving British royal, even surpassing her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria. The royal family attended the National Service of Thanksgiving on June 3rd to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen at St. Paul's Cathedral. The pair did meet the queen and Prince Harry introduced Lilibet to his grandmother for the first time. There were no pictures of the event or their meeting.

Getty Images | Photo by Oli Scarff
Getty Images | Photo by Oli Scarff

 



 

 

 
Cover image source: Left: Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images ; Right: WPA Pool/Getty Images | Photo by Dominic Lipinski

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