• SADE - SMOOTH OPERATOR

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    SMOOTH OPERATOR - SADE

  • Nicolette Larson - LOTTA LOVE

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    LOTTA LOVE - Nicolette Larson

  • ABBA - THE WINNER TAKES ALL

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    THE WINNER TAKES ALL - ABBA

  • CAT STEVENS - PEACE TRAIN

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    PEACE TRAIN - CAT STEVENS

  • LIONEL RICHIE - DANCING ON THE CEILING

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    DANCING ON THE CEILING - LIONEL RICHIE

  • BONNIE TYLER - IT'S A HEARTACHE

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    IT'S A HEARTACHE - BONNIE TYLER

  • AMERICA - YOU CAN DO MAGIC

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    YOU CAN DO MAGIC - AMERICA

  • QUEEN - DON'T STOP ME NOW

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    DON'T STOP ME NOW - QUEEN

  • ALISON MOYET - THAT OLE DEVIL CALLED LOVE

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    THAT OLE DEVIL CALLED LOVE - ALISON MOYET

  • The Real Thing - YOU TO ME ARE EVERYTHING

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    YOU TO ME ARE EVERYTHING - The Real Thing

  • FLEETWOOD MAC - OVER MY HEAD

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    OVER MY HEAD - FLEETWOOD MAC

  • BARRY WHITE - CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE

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    CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE - BARRY WHITE

  • BILLY JOEL - THE LONGEST TIME

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    THE LONGEST TIME - BILLY JOEL

  • Meat Loaf - YOU TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH

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    YOU TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH - Meat Loaf

  • BANGLES - MANIC MONDAY

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    MANIC MONDAY - BANGLES

  • MARK WILLIAMS - IT DOESN'T MATTER ANYMORE

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    IT DOESN'T MATTER ANYMORE - MARK WILLIAMS

  • ANNIE LENNOX - NO MORE I LOVE YOU'S

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    NO MORE I LOVE YOU'S - ANNIE LENNOX

  • MARVIN GAYE - LET'S GET IT ON

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    LET'S GET IT ON - MARVIN GAYE

  • AIR SUPPLY - LOST IN LOVE

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    LOST IN LOVE - AIR SUPPLY

  • MIKE & THE MECHANICS - THE LIVING YEARS

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    THE LIVING YEARS - MIKE & THE MECHANICS

  • NEIL DIAMOND - SWEET CAROLINE (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)

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    SWEET CAROLINE (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) - NEIL DIAMOND

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Exclusive Royal Pictures: Rare pictures of Queen Elizabeth before she was crowned

We just love this series of photographs, which have never been published before, of the Queen enjoying a genuinely carefree existence on Malta in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Away from the pressure of the watching public at home, Queen Elizabeth has described these as 'the happiest days of my life'.

The Queen's love affair with the island began in 1949 when Prince Philip was made First Lieutenant on HMS Chequers. Later that year, Elizabeth's father, King George VI, suggested she joined her husband on Malta. So after celebrating Prince Charles's first birthday, the Princess flew to the island arriving on her second wedding anniversary, November 20.