Rare childhood pics of Queen to go on display

Updated: Dec 29, 2010, 16:40 PM IST

London: Previously unseen childhood portraits of the British Monarch and Princess Margaret from the late Queen Elizabeth I`s private collection are to go on display for the first time at an exhibition in the UK.

The photographs include some of the most informal studio portraits ever taken of the Princesses with their parents, which will be among more than 100 prints on display dating from 1926 to 1956,`The Daily Telegraph`reported.

One of the earliest photographs is of the three-year-old Princess Elizabeth cuddling her father, the then Duke of York, in 1929.

Three years later, the future Queen posed with her younger sister shortly before Princess Margaret`s second birthday, and in 1940 the princesses, aged 14 and nine, were pictured with their mother, when Princess Elizabeth also posed in a kilt and tweed jacket.

PTI