The Queen and I: Her Majesty"s cousin lifts the lid on the private lives of the Royals

The Queen and I: Her Majesty"s cousin lifts the lid on the private lives of the Royals

2:54 AM on 12th June 2011

The Queen and I: The Honourable Lady Margaret Rhodes sits resting with the Queen during a trek through deer-stalking area at Balmoral

The Queen and I: The Honourable Lady Margaret Rhodes sits resting with the Queen during a trek through deer-stalking area at Balmoral

The entertainer: The Queen Mother, sporting tartan and a sprig of heather in a jaunty hat, shares a joke with Margaret at the log cabin at Birkhall she named the Old Bull and Bush

The entertainer: The Queen Mother, sporting tartan and a sprig of heather in a jaunty hat, shares a joke with Margaret at the log cabin at Birkhall she named the Old Bull and Bush

MY BAG SHOT FORWARD AND STRUCK THE BACK OF HER HEAD

A world away from state banquets: The Queen and Margaret enjoy a relaxed lunch at Glen Beg, Her Majesty

A world away from state banquets: The Queen and Margaret enjoy a relaxed lunch at Glen Beg, Her Majesty”s log cabin on the Balmoral estate – with the Queen”s gin and Dubonnet perched on the side

Solitary moment: Prince Philip breaks into his sandwich box for a snack in the shade of a stone house built by Queen Victoria for Prince Albert at Balmoral

Solitary moment: Prince Philip breaks into his sandwich box for a snack in the shade of a stone house built by Queen Victoria for Prince Albert at Balmoral

FOND OF A DRINK HERE”S THE TRUTH

Portrait of joy: A charming photo taken in the Balmoral woods perfectly captures the Queen Mother

Portrait of joy: A charming photo taken in the Balmoral woods perfectly captures the Queen Mother”s abiding love of the countryside

All smiles: Beaming for an engagingly informal picture, the Queen at her Balmoral log cabin

All smiles: Beaming for an engagingly informal picture, the Queen at her Balmoral log cabin

Winning charm: The Queen Mother waves for the cameras during an outing from Royal Lodge, her home at Windsor, with the Queen

Winning charm: The Queen Mother waves for the cameras during an outing from Royal Lodge, her home at Windsor, with the Queen

AT LEAST TRY THE STICK, SAID THE QUEEN

Words of wisdom: Prince Charles deep in conversation with his grandmother during a lunch in the sunshine on the Balmoral estate

Words of wisdom: Prince Charles deep in conversation with his grandmother during a lunch in the sunshine on the Balmoral estate

A POETIC AWAKENING AS SHE MOURNED KING GEORGE VI

Enjoying the garden: Margaret with the Queen, resplendent in her kilt, pausing for a snap during a quiet stroll around Balmoral

Enjoying the garden: Margaret with the Queen, resplendent in her kilt, pausing for a snap during a quiet stroll around Balmoral