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12 Unseen Photos of Queen Elizabeth

Special moments taken by the British public.
IMAGE KATHRYN PHILLIPS
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As the world's longest-reigning monarchQueen Elizabeth II has been photographed countless times by official photographers. But on her many walkabouts, tours and royal engagements, some of her most memorable moments have also been captured by members of public.

To mark the upcoming royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, online printing company Photobox launched a nationwide search for photos of royals taken by the public. The best photos will be compiled in a special book, which will be presented to the couple as a wedding present. Here are some of the most interesting, eye-catching and poignant photos of the most famous member of the royal family, which have been submitted by well-wishers over the years.

APRIL 2017


The Queen feeding an elephant at the opening a new facility at Whipsnade Zoo.

APRIL 2016


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Taken in Windsor during the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations.

2012


Being driven through Stamford in Lincolnshire in the Diamond Jubilee year.

MARCH 2011


Meeting the crowd outside the Warwickshire Justice Centre in Royal Leamington Spa.

JULY 2008


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At the Great Yorkshire Show with the prize-winning bull.

JUNE 2003


At the annual Order of the Garter Ceremony at Windsor Castle.

JUNE 1995


Opening a new high school in Armagh, Northern Ireland.

1979


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Taken during a drive around Windsor Great Park.

JUNE 1960


The Queen at the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London.

1960


In Nassau, the Bahamas, on a royal tour shortly after Elizabeth became Queen.

MAY 1956


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Taken at the Badminton Horse Trials.

1949


Princess Elizabeth meeting nurses in Guernsey.

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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