Kate Middleton and Prince William Share Vintage Pic of Queen Elizabeth Hours Before Her Big BBC Address

If there’s one we learned about ourselves this week, it’s that we can’t get enough vintage Queen Elizabeth.

Today marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day—75 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe. In honor of the national day of remembrance, Kensington Palace (aka Kate Middleton and Prince William) shared an old photo of Her Majesty from before she was reigning monarch and gave us a glimpse into her life at the time.

“During the war Her Majesty The Queen—then Princess Elizabeth—joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service, where she trained as a mechanic, becoming the first female member of the Royal Family to join the Armed Services as a full-time active member,” they captioned their post on Instagram. “When the guns fell silent on this day in 1945, Princess Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret joined the jubilant crowds in central London—the future Queen attempted to stay anonymous during the celebrations by pulling her cap down over her eyes.” Not going to lie, that's pretty badass.

The royal family also released a recording of Elizabeth, as she recalled her memories of the celebrations that took place that day in 1945.

These aren’t the first vintage shots we’ve seen of the queen this week. On Tuesday, PBS aired its new documentary, The Queen at War, which focused on the entirety of WWII as well as the monarchy's role in the conflict. We also got to see some footage of Elizabeth and Margaret during their relocation to the English countryside during the Blitz.

The 94-year-old monarch will give a rare speech via the BBC this evening, just as her father King George VI did three-quarters of a century ago on May 8, 1945, celebrating the Allies' formal acceptance of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender. She will address the nation at 9 p.m. BST time (4 p.m. EST/1 p.m. PST), the exact time her father gave his powerful speech 75 years earlier.

We’ll be tuning in.