Queen Elizabeth II, on the day she becomes Britain's longest reigning monarch, waves from a carriage window at Edinburgh's Waverley Station, after boarding a steam train to inaugurate the new £294 million Scottish Borders Railway
It is thought that the monarch, who will be 90 next year, may look to spend more time at her Scottish retreat Balmoral
Philip carriage driving through Windsor Castle
The Queen and Prince Philip in 1972 at Balmoral
Prince Philip casting off at Balmoral Castle
Prince Philip looking at some fish
RESTLESS Prince Philip has developed a passion for fishing as he battles to keep active and stave off the march of time.
The heart-warming tags were attached to presents once under the royal Christmas tree, using pet names for each other, and include ones from Anne to her brother Edward
The Queen signs her tags 'Mummy' to Princess Anne and Prince Andrew
The lots, including this tag from the Queen to Andrew, are up for auction on September 30
The auctioneer expects the cards signed Lilibet to fetch more than £1,000, other tags featured are signed from 'mummy' to the Queen's children
The Royal family annually attend the Christmas Service at St Mary's on the Queen's Sandringham Estate. Prince Phillip and the Princess Royal are seen in front of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall with Prince William, Prince Harry and the Earl of Wessex behind them
The heart-warming tags were attached to presents once under the royal Christmas tree, using pet names for each other.
L-R Sarah Sarah Ferguson, The Queen Mother, Prince Andrew, The Princess Diana, Prince Edward (at rear), Prince Charles, Zara Phillips, Peter Phillips, Prince William, Prince Philip, Princess Margaret, The Queen in the late 1980s
Happy families: A picture from the 1969 film Royal Family, featuring (from left to right) Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, The Queen and Princess Anne
Queen Elizabeth, The Queen, Hm Queen, Queen Help
dailymail: Christmas 1968 for the filming of the Royal Family documentary-Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth and Princess Anne
Family Christmas: The Queen helps Andrew open a present watched by Charles and Anne. But l...
Brotherly love: This card is addressed to Andrew from older sibling Charles that simply reads: 'Andrew, lots of love for Xmas from Charles'
Nineteen Christmas gift tags signed by the Queen, including this one signed using her pet name to David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley, have been put up for auction by a relative of a former royal bodyguard
One, from the Duke of Edinburgh to his sons, Princes Andrew and Edward, read: 'Andrew + Edward for a bouncing Christmas from Papa', and another to Princess Anne is signed 'love from Papa'
The Prince and Princess of Wales (right) are pictured among the Royal party on the steps of St George's Chapel, Windsor after the Christmas Day service in 1982
'Darling Andrew with loving Christmas wishes from Granny': The Duke of York was sent a present from the late Queen Mother, with a card embossed with the royal coat of arms
The cards addressed to David are thought to refer to Viscount Linley, Princess Margaret's son
Andrew's ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, was sent a similar tag by the late Queen mother
All grown up: Surrounded by her family, the Queen, flanked by Prince Charles and the Duke of Edinburgh, is captured delivering her speech on Christmas Day in 2007