BUCKINGHAM PALACE RELEASES RARE CHILDHOOD PHOTOS OF QUEEN ELIZABETH

May 14, 2016

By Christine Ross

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Buckingham Palace has released black-and-white images of Queen Elizabeth II as a young girl amid celebrations marking her 90th birthday.

The first image shows a young Princess Elizabeth frolicking with her father, George VI, near a swimming pool — her arms outstretched, ready to dive in. The second shows her gently gazing at a bird perched on her arm.

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The young Princess Elizabeth is seen swimming with her father, King George VI in Britain. (Copyright: HM The Queen)

The release is part of a four-day pageant this weekend that will salute her long reign. The extravaganza coincides with the Royal Windsor Horse Show, on part of the estate that includes Windsor Castle.
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The second image shows the young Princess Elizabeth with a bird on her arm, in Britain. (Copyright: HM The Queen)

The festival will climax Sunday evening with a national televised show to be attended by the queen and her husband Prince Philip. The performers will include Gary Barlow, Helen Mirren, Kylie Minogue and Shirley Bassey.

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