Images up to 70 years ago portray the queen as few have seen her

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Unseen snapshots of their own family album: images up to 70 years ago portray the queen as few have seen her

  • Queen showed herself as a 25-year-old princess in stunning photos to be featured on the ITV series, The Queen Unseen
  • It will expose her true passions and some unlikely friendships she forged out of the public eye
  • The young Princess and Duke of Edinburgh are seen on their sleigh ride under snow on the official tour

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They are images filmed up to 70 years ago that show the queen as few have seen her.

On one set, she is smiling with her husband, while in 1951 she went on a horse-drawn sleigh ride in Canada.

Unknown to the then 25-year-old Princess Elizabeth, she was just months away from the loss of her beloved father, King George VI.

: A young queen wearing sunglasses and holding a Cine camera on Christmas Day 1953 in the midst of a grueling six-month tour,

: A young queen wearing sunglasses and holding a Cine camera on Christmas Day 1953 in the midst of a grueling six-month tour,

Other photos show her in 1953, now Queen, with cameras while on an official tour in New Zealand.  And another shows her in Windsor in 1992 with a cow called Elizabeth from her herd

Other photos show her in 1953, now Queen, with cameras while on an official tour in New Zealand.  And another shows her in Windsor in 1992 with a cow called Elizabeth from her herd

The images will be featured in an ITV series, The Queen Unseen, which kicks off Thursday to mark the monarch’s 95th birthday on April 21.

Pictured: A young queen with horses on a 1951 Canadian tour: The Queen and Prince Philip took a traditional sleigh ride, filmed in color for the film Royal Journey

Pictured: A young queen with horses on a 1951 Canadian tour: The Queen and Prince Philip took a traditional sleigh ride, filmed in color for the film Royal Journey

Pictured: A young queen with horses on a 1951 Canadian tour: The Queen and Prince Philip took a traditional sleigh ride, filmed in color for the film Royal Journey

Other photos show her in 1953, now Queen, with cameras while on an official tour in New Zealand. And another shows her in Windsor in 1992 with a cow – named Elizabeth – from her herd.

The footage will be featured in an ITV series, The Queen Unseen, which kicks off Thursday to mark the frost’s 95th birthday on April 21.

Using unseen home videos, intimate informal archive and recently digitized material from some of the 116 countries she has visited, it aims to show the Queen on vacation as a mother, wife, cook, animal lover, farmer and knowledgeable Amazon.

And it will expose her true passions and some of the unlikely, unknown friendships she’s forged away from the public eye.

Using unseen home videos, intimate informal archive and recently digitized material from some of the 116 countries she has visited, it aims to show the Queen on vacation as a mother, wife, cook, animal lover, farmer and knowledgeable Amazon.

Using unseen home videos, intimate informal archive and recently digitized material from some of the 116 countries she has visited, it aims to show the Queen on vacation as a mother, wife, cook, animal lover, farmer and knowledgeable Amazon.

Using unseen home videos, intimate informal archive and recently digitized material from some of the 116 countries she has visited, it aims to show the Queen on vacation as a mother, wife, cook, animal lover, farmer and knowledgeable Amazon.

The young Princess and Duke of Edinburgh are seen on their sleigh ride under the snow on the official tour

The young Princess and the Duke of Edinburgh are seen on their sleigh ride under the snow on the official tour

The young Princess and Duke of Edinburgh are seen on their sleigh ride under the snow on the official tour

The 1951 footage is from the documentary film Royal Journey, the first full-color feature film ever made in Canada – the rushes had to be flown to New York to be developed.

The young Princess and the Duke of Edinburgh are seen on their sleigh ride under the snow on the official tour, while in another shot she strokes one of their horses.

One of the 1953 images shows her on Christmas Day in New Zealand, wearing sunglasses and smiling while holding a movie camera.

In another photo, she has another camera in her hand from when she and Philip were guests of New Zealand Governor General Sir Willoughby Norrie on a six-month world tour.

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