Photo of Queen Elizabeth as a Little Girl Is All Kinds of Adorable

It's not too often we get to see Queen Elizabeth as a child. In fact, it's hard to think of her as anything other than her regal self, dressed in a sharp suit and charming hat. But the palace shared an adorable throwback picture of the queen this week, and it's seriously cute.

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The monarch and her husband, Prince Philip, celebrated Saint Patrick's Day at the ZSL London Zoo, where a new exhibit for endangered Asiatic lions is opening. The Land of the Lions exhibit will provide a new breeding center for the cats, of which only 500 remain in their natural habitat.

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To mark the occasion, HRH's social media team shared this photo of her visiting the zoo with her sister, Princess Margaret, when they were just kiddos. Queen Elizabeth is on the left, and Margaret is in the middle.

So stinkin' cute! I love their matching outfits, right down to the slightly slouched socks and Mary Jane shoes. And the fact that they're just chilling with the penguins makes it even more magical.

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I wonder if the penguins knew they were in the presence of royalty? They do look pretty pleased with themselves, don't they? Anyway, we're loving this pic, and if anyone at Buckingham Palace is reading this -- more please! The queen was definitely a cutie.

 

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