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Queen Elizabeth II: Palace unveils rare photo of monarch

Queen Elizabeth II
Palace reveals rare photo of monarch

The Queen is said to have loved country life.

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The Queen was buried on Monday. The royal family commemorates the deceased monarch with two recordings.

The Royal Family has released two special commemorative photos of Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022). The palace said on Instagram: “In loving memory of Her Majesty the Queen”. On one of the pictures the monarch is seen wandering through moorland in Scotland, with headscarf, cane and cloak over her arm. According to British media reports, it dates from 1971 and was recorded in Balmoral. She died on September 8 at the Scottish estate, which was said to be one of the Queen’s favorite haunts, aged 96.

The second photo is a black and white shot, apparently taken at Buckingham Palace. It shows the Queen as a young woman with her parents, King George VI. (1895-1952) and Queen Mum (1900-2002), her sister Princess Margaret (1930-2002) and her husband, Prince Philip (1921-2021). They all now rest in the royal tomb in the Windsor grounds.

Farewell to the Queen

The images were released shortly after the Queen was buried alongside her husband and parents in the King George VI Side Chapel at Windsor Castle. Only close family members attended the funeral. Around 800 guests are said to have attended the service in the St. George’s main chapel in the early afternoon. The Queen’s state funeral took place at London’s Westminster Abbey on Monday afternoon, attended by 2,000 guests, including heads of state from around the world.

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