A previously unseen photo of Queen Elizabeth with some of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren has been released on what would have been her 97th birthday.
The late monarch is pictured smiling surrounded by the young members of the Royal Family.
Marking the Queen’s birthday, a spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said: “Today we remember the incredible life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on what would have been her 97th birthday.
“When Her Majesty was born in April 1926, Princess Elizabeth and her family did not expect that she would one day become Queen. Following the abdication of her uncle King Edward VIII in 1936, her father acceded to the throne.
“When King George VI died in February 1952, Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II when she was just 25. Her Majesty went on to be Britain’s longest reigning Monarch – the only one in history to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.”
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