Royal Family share unseen picture of Queen relaxing with young Prince Charles

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THE Royal Family have released a set of adorable unseen photographs of a very young Prince Charles alongside his mother Queen Elizabeth II and his father Prince Philip.

The royals have shared two photos of the heir-to-the-throne on their Clarence House Instagram page during a summer holiday to Balmoral in 1951. The first image shared on social media from 68 years ago, shows a two year-old Charles riding an animal statue, as the Queen – who was at the time Princess Elizabeth – and Prince Philip watch on with admiration. Charles can bee seen grinning from ear-to-ear as he is also watched on by his grandfather King George VI and auntie Princess Margaret.

The second image taken at the royals summer residence in Scotland, shows Charles sitting in his pushchair alongside his younger sister Princess Anne.

The pair were joined by the royals furry four-legged german shepherd who laid in front.

Royal fans have since rushed to social media to share their loving messages.

A young Prince Charles with the Queen Prince Philip and King George VI Image Instagram ClarenceHouse
A young Prince Charles with the Queen Prince Philip and King George VI Image Instagram ClarenceHouse

A young Prince Charles with the Queen, Prince Philip and King George VI (Image Instagram ClarenceHouse)

One royal supporter said: “Wonderful family photos.”

A second user wrote: “Fabulous to see this.”

Meanwhile a third user simply said: “Love, love, love.”

Prince Charles alongside his sister Princess Anne Image Instragram Clarencehouse
Prince Charles alongside his sister Princess Anne Image Instragram Clarencehouse

Prince Charles alongside his sister Princess Anne (Image Instragram Clarencehouse)

The Instagram page dedicated to Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, posted another picture just hours later of the Queen’s eldest son in his full military uniform.

Another user said: “Fills my heart with joy to see the royals in all their finery.”

A second observer said: “Fills my heart with joy to see the royals in all their finery.”

Prince Charles will attend a commemoration event in The Netherlands on September Image Instagram Clarencehouse
Prince Charles will attend a commemoration event in The Netherlands on September Image Instagram Clarencehouse

Prince Charles will attend a commemoration event in The Netherlands on September 21 (Image Instagram Clarencehouse)

Along with the picture Clarence House announced the Prince of Wales will attend an event in the Netherlands to mark the 75th anniversary of a battle that saw some of the bloodiest fighting of the Second World War.

Operation Market Garden, one of the most controversial Allied initiatives of the war, claimed the lives of more than 1,500 British soldiers and saw nearly 6,500 men captured.

Royal servicemen in the armed forces Image EXPRESS
Royal servicemen in the armed forces Image EXPRESS

Royal servicemen in the armed forces (Image EXPRESS)

Commemoration events will take place in Arnhem and the surrounding area on Saturday September 21.

Charles will first attend a commemorative service and wreath-laying at Ginkel Heath near Ede, with Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK