Beautiful family portraits released of Queen Elizabeth II on her 90th birthday

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The Queen with her great-grandchildren and two youngest grandchildren, from left to right: James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise, Mia Tindall, Princess Charlotte sat on the Queen’s lap, Savannah Phillips, Prince George and Isla Phillips. Photograph: Annie Leibovitz/Getty Images
The Queen with her great-grandchildren and two youngest grandchildren, from left to right: James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise, Mia Tindall, Princess Charlotte sat on the Queen’s lap, Savannah Phillips, Prince George and Isla Phillips. Photograph: Annie Leibovitz/Getty Images
A beautiful series of photographs by Annie Leibovitz have been released to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday today, a milestone that has been celebrated with a new set of collectable postage stamps and a beautiful set of portraits, taken by esteemed photographer Annie Leibovitz.

Queen Elizabeth II, the first nonagenarian monarch, is the subject of three stylised portraits that capture a more tender, familiar side to the Queen.

The first image (pictured above) depicts the Queen, or as her family call her – “Gan-Gan”, surrounded by her two youngest grandchildren and her five great-grandchildren.

The beautiful portrait was released by Buckingham Palace earlier today and depicts the Queen with Princess Charlotte on her lap, Prince George, Zara Phillip’s daughter Mia, Peter Phillips’s daughters Savannah and Isla and the Earl and Countess of Wessex’s children – James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor. The children are aged from 11 months (Charlotte) to twelve (Lady Louise).

Two additional pictures have been released that show the Queen enjoying a walk around the grounds of Windsor Castle with her four dogs, dorgis Vulcan and Candy and corgis Willow and Holly.

Another portrait shows a more intimate side again, with the Queen pictured alongside her only daughter – Princess Anne.

Photograph: Annie Leibovitz/Getty Images
Photograph: Annie Leibovitz/Getty Images
Photograph: Annie Leibovitz/Getty Images
Photograph: Annie Leibovitz/Getty Images

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