The Queen at Balmoral

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The Royal Family can be seen in this picture submitted by a Matlock resident.

Geoff Fern, of Hurst Rise, submitted this photograph to the Mercury, which was on the back of a post card.

Queen Elizabeth is shown in it with the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles and Princess Anne.

The young family were snapped on the lawn of Balmoral Castle, the Queen’s Scottish residence.

The picture appears to have been taken around the time of the coronation, in the 1950s, although it has no date on it.

The image very much of the moment, with people throughout the country remembering Her Majesty’s 60 year reign in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.