14 Unseen Photos of the Royal Family

Taken by the public.

Queen Mother and Queen
(Image credit: Chris Cole)

We're used to seeing official pictures of the royal family at engagements like the opening of hospitals or Trooping the Colour. Esteemed photographers are usually on hand to capture the moment and then we get a glimpse through news reports. But some lucky royal fans, or even just passers-by, sometimes snap the most personable, heart-warming and funny pictures of the royals. 

To celebrate the upcoming royal wedding, online printing company Photobox (opens in new tab) has launched a nationwide search to create a biography of the famous family from the lens of the British public throughout the years. The submissions are still open (opens in new tab), and close on April 2, but for now here's a preview of the wonderful photos people have already submitted.

Olivia is ELLE's Digital News Editor covering pop culture, royal, lifestyle and women's news and features. Previously a features writer for Hearst's digital brands and lifestyle reporter at The Independent, she's amassed a healthy - and varied - expertise of Meghan Markle, women's and reproductive health issues and all 10 seasons of Friends.