Photographs of the Queen starring in four royal pantomimes as a teenager are expected to fetch thousands of pounds at auction.
From the back-streets of East London to the front page of the Times: quite a journey for the riders of the Ebony Horse Club.
A pensioner was stunned to find photographs of the Queen as a teenager on holiday when he was sorting through a relative's belongings.
The Queen has spoken about the moment she heard Nelson Mandela had died.
Speaking during a visit to Westminster Hall at the Houses of Parliament, the Queen said: "It was extraordinary as William and Catherine were at the film last night - the film about his life".
"I heard it at 10 o'clock ... [people at the film premiere] were clapping like mad and somebody came on and said 'we've just heard he's died'", she continued.
"It's amazing isn't it? During the first night of the film".
The Queen said today that she was "deeply saddened" by Nelson Mandela's death, saying he "worked tirelessly for the good of his country, and his legacy is the peaceful South Africa we see today".
A statement from Buckingham Palace said: "The Queen was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Nelson Mandela last night. He worked tirelessly for the good of his country, and his legacy is the peaceful South Africa we see today.
"Her Majesty remembers with great warmth her meetings with Mr Mandela and sends her sincere condolences to his family and the people of South Africa at this very sad time."
The Queen has sent the following message of condolence to the Lord Provost of Glasgow:
I was saddened to learn of the dreadful helicopter crash in Glasgow last night.
My thoughts and prayers are with those who have been bereaved or injured.
I send my thanks to the emergency services and to everyone who helped with the rescue.
The Queen has sent the following message expressing her "heartfelt condolences" to the Philippine president Benigno Aquino III:
I was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of life and devastation caused by the typhoon that hit the Philippines at the weekend.
Prince Philip joins me in offering our heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families at this difficult time.
Our deepest sympathies go out to all those whose lives have been affected.
The Queen has made a personal donation and sent a message expressing her "heartfelt condolences" to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, a Buckingham Palace spokesman said.
The Queen was forced to pull out of an investiture ceremony this morning after suffering "mild discomfort" with her ankle, a palace spokesperson said.
Prince William took the Queen's place in the ceremony - the second time he has performed an investiture.
The Queen's condition is not a result of an injury, the palace said. She is expected to fulfill her engagements tomorrow.
"The Queen has a very busy schedule for the rest of the week, including a trip to Manchester with the Duke of Duke of Edinburgh on Thursday," a palace spokesperson added.
The Queen officially opened the new headquarters of the armed forces charity SSAFA in London.
After meeting various charity beneficiaries, volunteers and staff, she was given a posy by six-year-old Harley Inns, whose brother, Rifleman Martin Kinggett, was killed in Afghanistan in 2010.
The Queen was greeted by her cousin, Prince Michael of Kent, who is the charity's president.
The Queen and the Prince of Wales attended a Commonwealth reception tonight to celebrate the "family of nations".
The monarch traditionally holds the Buckingham Palace event ahead of a Commonwealth summit and invites high commissioners and leading individuals from their nations.
Prince Charles will deputise for the Queen - who is missing the Heads of Government for the first time since 1973 - in Sri Lanka next month.
The Duke of Edinburgh was also at the monarch's side and the Duchess of Cornwall joined the prince.