The Queen’s cousin, Sir Simon Bowes-Lyon, shares a glimpse inside his private photo album.

A glimpse into His Majesty’s childhood! The queen’s cousin, Sir Simon Bowes-Lyon, shares snaps of the young monarch playing in his garden and posing with Princess Margaret from a private album.

  • The queen’s cousin, Sir Simon Bowes-Lyon, has shared a glimpse of the photo album.
  • Her Majesty was related to the family through her mother, Queen Elizabeth.
  • Photographs show the monarch as a child visiting her home in St Paul’s Walden Bury

The QueenThe cousin shared a glimpse of Her Majesty’s childhood with her family by sharing photographs of the monarch as a child from her private photo album.

Sir Simon Bowes-Lyon, 89, is the son of Sir David Bowes-Lyon, whose older sister, Lady Elizabeth, was the The Queen Mothermaking him a first cousin of the monarch, 96.

As a child, the then Princess Elizabeth, or Lilibet as her father affectionately called her, often visited the family home in St Paul’s Walden Bury.

Ahead of the Jubilee celebrations, Sir Simon shared a selection of snapshots from his family albums with the BBCwhich shows the Queen as a young child playing in the grounds of the house.

The Queen's cousin has shared a glimpse into Her Majesty's childhood with her family by sharing photographs of the monarch as a child from her private photo album.

The Queen’s cousin has shared a glimpse into Her Majesty’s childhood with her family by sharing photographs of the monarch as a child from her private photo album.

In other photographs, the monarch can be seen snuggling up for a photo with her younger sister, Princess Margaret.

In other photographs, the monarch can be seen snuggling up for a photo with her younger sister, Princess Margaret.

In a black-and-white snapshot, the future monarch can be seen as a baby sitting in a stroller in the driveway of the house.

Dressed in a hat and dress, she smiles at the camera with apparent joy.

Meanwhile, in other undated photos, she huddles up for a photo with her younger sister, Princess Margaret.

In another, she and her sister can be seen posing while riding a rocking horse around the house.

In a black-and-white snapshot, the future monarch can be seen as a baby sitting in a stroller in the driveway of the house.

In a black-and-white snapshot, the future monarch can be seen as a baby sitting in a stroller in the driveway of the house.

Elsewhere in an interview, Sir Simon showed BBC royal reporter Nicholas Witchell a wall on which the heights of the princesses were marked as they grew.

The photographs were revealed ahead of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations, which start tomorrow with Trooping the Colour,

Sources close to the Queen said it was becoming “increasingly unlikely” that she would make the trip to the Epsom Derby on Saturday during next weekend’s four-day celebrations that will mark her 70-year reign.

Then on Sunday a special jubilee parade will be held through the streets of London to conclude the four-day celebrations.

In the photographs, the Queen can be seen with her sister, Princess Margaret.

In the photographs, the Queen can be seen with her sister, Princess Margaret, as well as her mother, Queen Elizabeth, whose younger brother was the father of Sir Simon (pictured).

In the photographs, the Queen can be seen with her sister, Princess Margaret (left), as well as her mother, Queen Elizabeth, whose younger brother was Sir Simon’s father (right).

In a surprise twist, the Queen could also meet her great-granddaughter Lillibet for the first time on Saturday, her one-year birthday, with Harry and Meghan flying to London from California to take part in the four-day celebrations.

However, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, along with Prince Andrew, will not appear on the Royal Balcony when the Queen is ready to delight royal fans by making an appearance during Trooping the Colour.

The monarch plans to show the resilience that has come to mark her record-breaking reign after promising to make two appearances on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on Thursday, the first day of her Jubilee celebrations.

Elsewhere in an interview, Sir Simon showed BBC royal reporter Nicholas Witchell a wall on which the heights of the princesses were marked as they grew.

Elsewhere in an interview, Sir Simon showed BBC royal reporter Nicholas Witchell a wall on which the heights of the princesses were marked as they grew.

The photos were revealed ahead of the Queen's Jubilee celebrations, which start tomorrow with Trooping the Colour.

The photos were revealed ahead of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations, which start tomorrow with Trooping the Colour.

The appearances, which come despite recent mobility problems, will take place during Her Majesty’s official birthday parade, the start of the four-day bank holiday weekend.

A royal source said: “The Queen is determined to take part in the Jubilee celebrations. The military parade was brought up a week to be part of this year’s Jubilee and the Queen is very much looking forward to being a part of it.

Crowds are expected to line the mall to watch as the 1st Battalion Irish Guards and more than 1,500 officers and men from the Home Division wear the colour, or flag.

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