The late Queen was a frequent visitor to Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, and we’ve handpicked previously unseen photos from our archives that capture some of her more candid moments as she met people across the regions.
The Queen was always poised to perfection during events, but over the years our photographers caught informal moments with the public.
Indeed, her first-ever solo public engagement took place in Aberdeen when a young Princess Elizabeth visited the Sailors’ Home.
And Aberdeen would become a frequent port of call for the Queen and her family throughout her reign.
From mischievous Corgis to cheeky children, sharing giggles and even serving the public at a Crathie Kirk sale, our candid archive photos show the Queen on a more human level, out and about across the north and north-east.
Unseen photos of Queen Elizabeth II in Aberdeen
Candid moments from the Queen’s Deeside visits
Queen Elizabeth II pictured in Aberdeenshire and Moray
Rare photos of the Queen in the Highlands and Islands