|The Royal Family in the grounds of Windsor Castle just after the war|
This evening the Queen becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history. To mark the occasion some of the first informal photos of the Royal Family have been digitised and released online. They were taken by Lisa Sheridan (Studio Lisa) who continued to receive royal commissions until her death in 1966. A lovely selection, courtesy of Getty Images who manage Sheridan's work, can be seen here at the BBC website.
|Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret practising Girl Guide skills in 1942|