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14 Candid, Unseen Photos of the Royal Family

Taken by the public.
IMAGE LEAH MCQUEEN
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We're used to seeing official pictures of the royal family at engagements like the opening of hospitals or Trooping the Colour. Esteemed photographers are usually on hand to capture the moment and then we get a glimpse through news reports. But some lucky royal fans, or even just passers-by, sometimes snap the most personable, heart-warming and funny pictures of the royals.

To celebrate the upcoming royal wedding, online printing company Photobox has launched a nationwide search to create a biography of the famous family from the lens of the British public throughout the years. The submissions are still open, and close on April 2, but for now here's a preview of the wonderful photos people have already submitted.

THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE


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Captured by Anita Atkinson who spent three nights camping outside Westminster Abbey in preparation for the 2011 Royal Wedding. The shots certainly prove the good seat she ended up having.

THE QUEEN


The Queen at the Great Yorkshire Show with the prize-winning bull.

THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE


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This stunning shot was captured at the UK Creative Industries Reception in London in July 2012.

PRINCE HARRY


Captured with his cousin Lady Louise Windsor (the daughter of Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex) and Tom Pettifer, the son of Harry and William's former nanny, Tiggy Legge-Bourke.

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THE QUEEN


Taken in the late 1950s/early 1960s, shortly after Elizabeth II became Queen, in Nassau, the Bahamas.

THE QUEEN MOTHER AND PRINCE WILLIAM


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The young prince who would have been nine-years-old at the time, helping his Great Grandmother up the steps outside St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in April 1992.

THE QUEEN


The Queen waving out a car on a visit to Stormont Castle in Belfast during her Diamond Jubilee year of 2012.

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PRINCE HARRY


A smiling Harry talking to children while in his military uniform.

THE QUEEN MOTHER WITH THE QUEEN


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Taken in 1980 outside Sandringham Church by John Cole.

PRINCE CHARLES


Captured last year in Hull by volunteer Tracey, who the heir to the throne later chatted to about the weather.

THE QUEEN


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The monarch waves from a car while being driven through Stamford in Lincolnshire.

PRINCESS ANNE


The Queen's daughter speaking to photographer Jean Matthews' parents at RAF Waddington in June 1977.

THE QUEEN


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Taken on a visit to open a new high school in Armagh, Northern Ireland on a rainy day in June 1995.

THE QUEEN


The monarch with President George Bush, taken by American fan Marlene Koenig.

From: Harper's BAZAAR UK

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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