The Royal Family Shared Never-Before-Seen Photos of Queen Elizabeth II as a Young Girl

Royal followers have reason to celebrate, because the BBC just released a new royally-focused documentary. Titled Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen, it will feature never-before-seen home movies of the royal. And to get viewers excited for the doc, the royal family released a series of vintage, never-before-seen photos that show the monarch as a young girl.

A slideshow featuring the pictures was shared to both the royal family and the BBC Instagram accounts, along with the caption, “The early life of #QueenElizabeth II featuring never-before-seen home movies, told in her own words from across her reign. The doc will offer a look into a deeply personal side of @TheRoyalFamily.”

It appears that the photos were taken from the videos that will appear in the documentary. A variety of different moments are presented, including Her Royal Majesty playing with her dad, King George VI, waving from a field of flowers, posing with her sister, Princess Margaret, and more.

Royal followers seemed to love these rare snaps. Wrote one fan, “What an absolute treat.” Another commented, “Wonderful photos of Her Majesty and her family.”

We can see a few of the photos in a trailer that was released by the BBC earlier this month. In it, selected clips are played while a voiceover from one of Queen Elizabeth II's speeches plays in the background. “Winston Churchill, my first prime minister, said that, ‘The further backward you look, the further forward you can see,’” the queen is heard saying.

We will definitely be tuning in!

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