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Third rare image of Queen released ahead of birthday celebrations

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A third rare photograph of the Queen has been released ahead of celebrations marking her 90th birthday.

The photo, seen publicly for the first time, shows a young, smiling, Princess Elizabeth with her sister Princess Margaret and their father George VI.

Both Princess Margaret and King George are each holding one of the Queen's beloved corgis.

The photograph is in colour, and comes a day after two black and white images from archive footage were published.

  • See the earlier images of the Queen here.

The images have been released ahead of a gala show which will look back on the Queen's long reign, and feature an array of celebrities including Gary Barlow and Kylie Minogue.

Ant and Dec will host the programme, featuring more than 1,500 performers from singers Katherine Jenkins and Dame Shirley Bassey, to actors Imelda Staunton and Dame Helen Mirren.

  • The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration airs tonight at 8.35pm on ITV.

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