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Diamond Moments Well Captured as Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates Diamond Jubilee with the People

Plus, surprising 1952 photos of the queen and the royal family shortly after her accession revealed after being kept secret for 60 years.
The Queen leaves Kings Lynn Town Hall in Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

A schoolboy bows to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in front of a display as she
visits Dersingham Infant and Nursery School in Dersingham, Norfolk, on
February 6, 2012 to mark the start of her diamond jubilee celebrations.

Soldiers of the Honorable Artillery Company fire blank rounds during a 62 gun salute at the Tower of London in front of Tower Bridge on February 6, 2012, to mark the start of diamond jubilee celebrations for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth II walks past well-wishers holding Engilsh flags as she leaves following a visit to Dersingham Infant and Nursery School in Dersingham, Norfolk on February 6, 2012 to start celebrations for her diamond jubilee 60 years to the day since she ascended to the throne.

Queen Elizabeth II is greeted by wellwishers during a visit to Kings Lynn Town Hall on February 6, 2012 in Norfolk, England.

The Queen's secret photographs, unveiled in time for her Diamond Jubilee, were
commissioned by artist Margaret Lindsay William to help her with her official
portrait of the Queen, to be released following her coronation.

Little Princess Anne hugs adorable Prince Charles.

Princess Anne and Prince Charles.

Prince Philip gives a serious pose.
Photo Sources,

Rebecca, E. (2012, Feb. 10). Revealed for the first time in 60 years: First pictures of Elizabeth as Queen unveiled among family portraits taken after the death of her father King George. The Daily Mail.

See Queen Elizabeth II from her inauguration 60 years ago to now at her Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (2012, Feb. 6). National Post.


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