An unseen royal home movie shows the young Princess Elizabeth playing at Balmoral

Running around the swamps, rowing in the lake and playing with her corgi, these photos of a carefree young Princess Elizabeth look a world away from. the queen that became so well known today.

In unseen footage released by Buckingham Palace and the BBC before his Jubilee next week, the king, then at the age of 12, passes through stones, runs around with Princess Margaret and looks completely casual during a summer break at Balmoral in 1938.

As these pictures show, the young Queen feels completely at home at Balmoral, her summer home in Scotland.

Photos show the Princesses playing on the shores of Loch Muick and the Glas-allt-Shiel waterfall with her father George VI walking with the family’s Labrador.

Ballroom is very close to the Queen’s heart, where she calls her newest corgi “Muick” (pronounced Mick) along the lake on the Scottish estate.

Running around the swamps, rowing in the lake and playing with her corgi, these photos of a carefree young Princess Elizabeth look like a world away from the queen who has become so well known today.

In an unseen video released by Buckingham Palace and the BBC ahead of her Jubilee next week, the royal, then 12, walks through rocks, runs around with Princess Margaret and looks completely carefree during a summer break at Balmoral in 1938.

In an unseen video released by Buckingham Palace and the BBC ahead of her Jubilee next week, the royal, then 12, walks through rocks, runs around with Princess Margaret and looks completely carefree during a summer break at Balmoral in 1938.

The shots are taken from a private home movie captured at the Estate.

It will be broadcast on the BBC – to which the Queen has given unprecedented access to the reels – in her documentary Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen, which airs on 29 May.

The royal family has been filming each other since the 1920s but hundreds of these homemade recordings have been kept privately by the Royal Collection in the vaults of the British Film Institute for decades.

Now they will be shared with the public, giving viewers a fresh understanding of the Queen’s life as she celebrates her historic 70 years on the throne.

In a new preview clip released ahead of this weekend’s documentary, George VI is seen smiling along with his daughters Elizabeth and Margaret.

As these pictures show, the young Queen feels completely at home at Balmoral, her summer home in Scotland.

As these pictures show, the young Queen feels completely at home at Balmoral, her summer home in Scotland.

Ballroom is very close to the queen's heart, and she calls it her newest corgi

Ball morale is very close to the queen’s heart, and she calls her newest corgi “Muick” (pronounced Mick) along the lake on the Scottish estate.

The princesses, both wearing beautiful tea-dresses with cardigans, chat happily with their father as the camera rolls.

Elsewhere, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, is seen soaking up the sun. Joyful George VI, elegant in his white sailors, steps across the deck before looking into the lens.

His close relationship with his eldest daughter is seen in an impromptu game of throwing and catching.

Royal Navy sailors occupy themselves during the camera bread to them, showing how they have maintained the ship’s shape for their VIP passengers.

Elizabeth looks young and carefree in the video, smiling under the wide blue sky.

Photos show the Princesses playing on the shores of Loch Muick and the Glas-allt-Shiel waterfall with her father George VI walking with the family's Labrador.

Photos show the Princesses playing on the shores of Loch Muick and the Glas-allt-Shiel waterfall with her father George VI walking with the family’s Labrador.

The documentary traces the queen's journey from early childhood, being pushed in a pram as a baby by her mother, to her Coronation at the age of only 27 in 1953, after the death of her father George VI in 1952. Pictured in 1938 .

The documentary traces the queen’s journey from early childhood, being pushed in a pram as a baby by her mother, to her Coronation at the age of only 27 in 1953, after the death of her father George VI in 1952. Pictured in 1938 .

The footage is based on speeches made by Her Majesty: her 1996 Christmas broadcast in which she discusses the importance of building relations with other countries, and her address at the Guildhall on June 11, 1947, a few months after returning from Africa.

The documentary traces the Queen’s journey from early childhood, being pushed in a pram as a baby by her mother, until her coronation at the age of only 27 in 1953, after the death of her father George VI in 1952.

The documentary takes viewers behind the scenes of The Queen’s upbringing and reveals the warmth of her relationship with her parents.

One clip shows the young Elizabeth at the Royal Barracks in Windsor in 1940, where she jokes in matching dresses with Princess Margaret – and corgi – and falls back on a chair in an apparent prank of George VI.

Loch Muick is said to be one of The Queen's favorite places on the Balmoral estate and she named her corgi along the lake.

Loch Muick is said to be one of The Queen’s favorite places on the Balmoral estate and she named her corgi along the lake.

It captures Prince Philip’s first extended visit to Balmoral in 1946 while the couple’s engagement was not yet public – a brilliant Princess Elizabeth showing the camera her wedding ring.

It also shows Princess Elizabeth as a young mother, with The King and Queen as favorite grandparents to Prince Charles and Princess Anne.

Other rare moments include her grandfather George V (known to The Queen as “Grandfather England”) sailing with the Queen Mother of the Isle of Wight in 1931, footage of Princess Elizabeth with her uncle Prince George, the Duke of Kent, who tragically died . in a plane crash in 1942 during military service – and a moving glimpse of the royal family at Balmoral in 1951, the last visit of King George VI there.

Unlike conventional documentaries featuring interviews and storytelling, Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen relies heavily on The Queen’s own voice and words, along with newsreel audio.

The filmmakers listened to more than three hundred of The Queen’s speeches, lasting eight decades.

Radiating along with her father and sister, this is the young Princess Elizabeth enjoying a trip on the high seas.  The shots are taken from a private home film captured on HMS Vanguard, the ship that took the royal family to South Africa in 1947.

Radiating along with her father and sister, this is the young Princess Elizabeth enjoying a trip on the high seas. The shots are taken from a private home film captured on HMS Vanguard, the ship that took the royal family to South Africa in 1947.

The videos show sisters Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret in a more relaxed way during a break in South Africa.

The videos show sisters Elizabeth and Princess Margaret in a more relaxed manner during a break in South Africa.

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