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Inside The Queen's photo archives: 30 rare photos of Her Majesty you've probably never seen before

From her childhood, to royal balls and turning 96 - these are the best pictures through the years.

By Maddison Leach
In the near-century she's been alive, Queen Elizabeth II has sat for countless royal portraits and been photographed by millions of press cameras and, more recently, smartphones.
Some photos have become iconic, such as the portraits from her 1947 wedding day or the sad snap of her standing alone at Prince Philip's 2021 funeral.
But others have been swallowed up in the royal archives, just waiting for inquisitive royal fans to stumble across these hidden gems.
Rare candid photos and previously unseen family portraits show a side of the Queen we rarely see, from her fiery teen years to her longstanding love of corgis.
In honour of Her Majesty's 96th birthday and Platinum Jubilee this year, we're reliving some of her greatest unseen moments from the 1930s to now.
It's time to delve into the royal archives and unearth some of the best and rarest photos of the Queen you've probably never seen.
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