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The Queen: 60 Photographs for 60 Years
This photograph of the Royal Family was taken by Scottish photographer James Reid (1905-74) in August 1955, just two years after the Coronation. It shows The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh sitting on a wall in the gardens of Balmoral Castle together with some corgis, and a young Prince Charles and Princess Anne standing on either side of them.The Royal Collection
The Queen: 60 Photographs for 60 Years
The Queen returns to Buckingham Palace after the Coronation, 2 June 1953.The Royal Collection
The Queen: 60 Photographs for 60 Years
The Queen in the robes of the Order of the Thistle, July1955.The Royal Collection
The Queen: 60 Photographs for 60 Years
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh with President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline, Buckingham Palace, 5 June 1961.The Royal Collection
The Queen: 60 Photographs for 60 Years
The Royal Family on board HMY Britannia,1985. Pictured from left to right are Princess Margaret, Prince Andrew, The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, Peter Phillips, Prince Edward, Princess Diana holding Prince William, Prince Charles holding Prince Harry, Princess Anne and Zara Phillips.The Royal Collection
The Queen: 60 Photographs for 60 Years
The Queen at the Hyde Park Hotel, 25 March 1959.The Royal Collection

A total of 60 photographs of royal family members from the last six decades of the Queen's reign have been put on show at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, as part of a special Diamond Jubilee exhibition.

The exhibition, The Queen: 60 Photographs for 60 Years, which is on till 24 February 2013 features photographs showing Her Majesty in fleeting moments on official occasions, at relaxed family gatherings in Scotland and around the world, according to The Royal Collection.

"The wonderful thing about this exhibition is that it presents us with a portrait of The Queen in her many roles, as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and Head of State, both at home in the United Kingdom and during some of her many travels around the world," exhibition curator, Lisa Heighway, said in a statement.

One of the photographs at the exhibition shows the Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh sitting on a stone-wall in the gardens of Balmoral Castle, with a young Prince Charles and Princess Anne standing on either side of them. This particular photo was used for the royal family's personal Christmas card in 1955.

There is one photo on display that features Princess Diana along with other royal family members. The photograph was taken in August 1985, when several members of the royal family had joined the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh for their Western Isles cruise in Scotland.

Other highlights include a black-and-white photograph of the Queen returning to Buckingham Palace after her Coronation on 2 June, 1953; a photo of Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh with President John F Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy at Buckingham Palace in 1961; an image of Her Majesty in July 1955 wearing the robes and plumed hat of the Order of the Thistle and more.

Scroll down to view some of the rare, old photos of the Queen and the royal family currently on display at The Queen's Gallery.