One's off-duty family album: A peek into the Queen's private life as she cares for corgis and relaxes outdoors
02:22 GMT, 17 May 2012
It’s a picture that captures so much of the Queen’s character: poised and elegant, but also engrossed in the care of the corgis who have been one of her great passions.
Other images show her relaxing outdoors with her parents and Princess Margaret and swinging a delighted young Prince Edward in the air.
They are just some of the enchanting insights into her private life in a stunning new Daily Mail souvenir glossy magazine.
Over 130 fascinating pages, it charts her nine decades in intimate and rarely seen pictures to mark next month’s Diamond Jubilee.
The Diamond Jubilee magazine is available in all WHSmith stores, selected branches of ASDA, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose, and online at mailshop.co.uk for 6.95.
Garden party: Princess Elizabeth, then 20, relaxes in the grounds of Royal Lodge, Windsor, in 1946 with her father King George Vi, sister Margaret, 16, and their mother
Lifetime: Princess Elizabeth (left) at 10-years-old in 1936 with her first corgi dog called Dookie being photographed at Piccadilly in central London – and The Queen Mother (right) with Queen Elizabeth II at the Badminton Horse Trials, Badminton in around 1957
Touch down: Queen Elizabeth ll arrives at Aberdeen Airport with her corgis to start her holidays in Balmoral, Scotland in 1974
Loving scene: The Queen in bed after the birth of Prince Edward in 1964 surrounded by her other children, Prince Charles of Wales, 15, Prince Andrew, 4, and Princess Anne, Princess Royal, 13.
Swinging sixties: The Queen and Princess Anne, 18, play with four-year-old Prince Edward in 1968