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It shows the Queen and the late Duke of Edinburgh in 2018 surrounded by seven of their great-grandchildren during one of their family holidays in Scotland.

The Queen stays at Balmoral throughout August and into September and is currently in residence there.

The Queen stays at Balmoral throughout August and into September and is currently in residence there.

The royals are said to love going on walks around the estate's 50,000 acres as well as enjoying picnics and barbecues.

The Queen's granddaughter Princess Eugenie has previously spoken about her grandparents' love of the retreat - and why it is special to them.

She told the programme Our Queen at 90: "It's the most beautiful place on earth.

I think Granny is the most happy there, I think she really, really loves the Highlands…

walks, picnics, dogs, a lot of dogs, there's always dogs, and people coming in and out all the time.

Family-wise we're all there, so it's a lovely base for Granny and Grandpa to be - for us to come and see them up there where you just have room to breathe and run.