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Queen pictured with young royals as she turns 90

A photograph of the Queen surrounded by her five great-grandchildren and her two youngest grandchildren has been released.

The touching image is one of three released to mark her 90th birthday.

  • 'Gan-Gan' and the children
Queen Elizabeth and her young relatives. Credit: PA (Picture by Annie Leibovitz)

The monarch holds her youngest great-grandchild Princess Charlotte in her arms in the photographs captured by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz.

Prince George, who is now two, as well as Zara Phillips's daughter Mia Tindall, who is proudly holding the Queen's black handbag, and Peter Phillips's daughters Savannah, five, and three-year-old Isla, also feature in the touching image.

She is also joined by the Earl and Countess of Wessex's children - James, Viscount Severn, eight, who has his hands in his pockets, and Lady Louise Windsor.

Lady Louise, who was one of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's bridesmaids, is now 12 and towers above her younger relatives.

The photograph was taken in the Green Drawing Room, part of the Windsor Castle's semi-State apartments just after Easter.

  • The mother-daughter shot
Pictured with her daughter, The Princess Royal, in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle. Credit: PA (Picture by Annie Leibovitz)

Taken in the White Drawing Room at Windsor, the Queen is pictured sitting on the sofa with her only daughter, Princess Anne.

Anne, 65, dressed in a polo neck, shirt and jumper, sits close to her mother in the image.

  • Walking the dogs
The Queen in the private grounds of Windsor Castle with four of her dogs. Credit: PA (Picture by Annie Leibovitz)

The third picture captures the Queen walking in the private grounds of Windsor Castle.

In a fitting tribute to her beloved animals, the Queen is pictured walking her four dogs on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

While she has owned more than 30 dogs over the years, the Queen now only has four as pets - two corgis - Willow and Holly - and two dorgis - Candy and Vulcan - who all star in the portrait.

The Queen is said to be no longer introducing new pets or breeding corgis because she does not want to leave any behind when she dies.

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