14 Unseen Photos of the Royal Family

Taken by the public.

Kate Middleton
Leah McQueen

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 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, and close on April 2, but for now here's a preview of the wonderful photos people have already submitted.

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Anita Atkinson
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Captured by Anita Atkinson who spent three nights camping outside Westminster Abbey in preparation for the 2011 Royal Wedding. The shots certainly prove the good seat she ended up having.

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The Queen
Carol Stevens
The Queen

The Queen at the Great Yorkshire Show with the prize-winning bull.

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Kate Middleton
Leah McQueen
The Duchess of Cambridge

This stunning shot was captured at the UK Creative Industries Reception in London in July 2012.

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Prince Harry Royal Wedding
Anita Atkinson
Prince Harry

Captured with his cousin Lady Louise Windsor (the daughter of Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex) and Tom Pettifer, the son of Harry and William's former nanny, Tiggy Legge-Bourke.

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The Queen in the Bahamas
Christina Barker
The Queen

Taken in the late 1950s/early 1960s, shortly after Elizabeth II became Queen, in Nassau, the Bahamas.

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Prince William and the Queen Mother
Paul Ratcliffe
The Queen Mother and Prince William

The young prince who would have been nine-years-old at the time, helping his Great Grandmother up the steps outside St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in April 1992.

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The Queen waving out a car
Emily Gilchrist
The Queen

The Queen waving out a car on a visit to Stormont Castle in Belfast during her Diamond Jubilee year of 2012.

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Prince Harry uniform
Brook Rose O'Brien
Prince Harry

A smiling Harry talking to children while in his military uniform.

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Queen Mother and Queen
Chris Cole
The Queen Mother with the Queen

Taken in 1980 outside Sandringham Church by John Cole.

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Prince Charles royal family
Tracey Taylor
Prince Charles

Captured last year in Hull by volunteer Tracey, who the heir to the throne later chatted to about the weather.

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The Queen Royal Family
Louise Waldron
The Queen

The monarch waves from a car while being driven through Stamford in Lincolnshire.

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Princess Anne
Jean Matthews
Princess Anne

The Queen's daughter speaking to photographer Jean Matthews' parents at RAF Waddington in June 1977.

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The Queen Northern Ireland
Billy Austin
The Queen

Taken on a visit to open a new high school in Armagh, Northern Ireland on a rainy day in June 1995.

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The Queen George Bush
Marlene Koenig
The Queen

The monarch with President George Bush, taken by American fan Marlene Koenig.

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