New portraits released to mark HM The Queen’s 90th birthday

    This official photograph, released by Buckingham Palace to mark her 90th birthday, shows Queen Elizabeth II with her five great-grandchildren and her two youngest grandchildren in the Green Drawing Room, part of Windsor Castle's semi-State apartments. Credit © 2016 Annie Leibovitz / PA Wire

    Queen Elizabeth II turns 90 years old today and, to mark the milestone, The British Monarchy has released three new portraits of HM The Queen photographed by Annie Leibovitz.

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    Queen Elizabeth II is seen walking in the private grounds of Windsor Castle on steps at the rear of the East Terrace and East Garden with four of her dogs: clockwise from top left Willow (corgi), Vulcan (dorgie), Candy (dorgie) and Holly (corgi).
    Credit: © 2016 Annie Leibovitz/ PA Wire

    In one of the shots, she poses with her two youngest grandchildren and her five great-grandchildren. Holding 11-month-old Princess Charlotte on her lap, the queen sits alongside (from left) eight-year-old James, Viscount Severn, and 12-year-old Lady Louise, The Earl and Countess of Wessex’s children; Zara and Mike Tindall’s two-year-old daughter Mia; five-year-old Savannah and four-year-old Isla, Peter and Autumn Phillips’s daughters; and, of course, two-year-old Prince George.

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    Queen Elizabeth II is pictured with her daughter, The Princess Royal, in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle.
    Credit: © 2016 Annie Leibovitz / PA Wire

    In the other she is pictured with her eldest child, the Princess Royal at Windsor Castle and walking her beloved dogs in the grounds of the castle.

    HM the Queen was born on April 21, however celebrations will continue over the summer until her official birthday on June 11, with a huge extravaganza planned at Windsor Castle in May. For more details on what’s on store, here.


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