Leibovitz images mark Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday

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Posted: Apr 21, 2016 9:43 AM
Leibovitz images mark Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is surrounded by young grandchildren and great-grandchildren in 90th birthday portraits by photographer Annie Leibovitz.

One of the images, released Thursday by Buckingham Palace, shows the queen with two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The queen cradles Prince William's 11-month-old daughter Princess Charlotte in her lap, while Mia Tindall — 2-year-old daughter of the queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips and her husband Mike Tindall— stands clutching the monarch's black handbag.

Another image shows the queen on the steps of Windsor Castle with four of her beloved dogs: corgis Willow and Holly and dorgis Vulcan and Candy.

A 2007 Leibovitz royal photo shoot caused a stir when a trailer for a BBC documentary suggested the queen had abruptly walked out. The BBC later said the footage had been misleadingly edited.