Fairytale Of New York The Pogues
Her Majesty The Queen has an awful lot of royal commitments to fulfil, so with all these important engagements it's nice to know that she's also enjoying herself whilst she's at it. Here are a few occasions where we've caught her clearly having a great time and a whole lotta fun!
The Queen looked as though she was having a great time as she pose with her beloved corgi's for the cover of the fashion magazine. The shoot, which was in celebration of her 90th birthday, was taken by famed photographer Annie Leibowitz. Picture: Vanity Fair/Twitter
Nothing seems to get Her Majesty's blood pumping like the thrill of a close call horse race! In fact, here's Queen Elizabeth II with her thoroughbread horse advisor John Warren cheering on her horse 'Estimate' to win The Gold Cup on Ladies Day at Royal Ascot. Well I do say!
Queen Elizabeth II grins from ear to ear as she watches The Derby winner cross that finish line. Go on my son!
The Queen and her son Prince Charles can't resist a good gossip as they watch the action during this year's Braemar Highland Games in September in Scotland. The Braemar Gathering is part of the Highland Games and an important Scottish tradition which dates back several hundred years, in which athletes take part in events such as track and tug of war. Picture: Getty
The Queen shows off her pearly whites on a trip to Birmingham's Chelmsley Wood shopping centre back in 1971. Say cheese Ma'am!
Her Majesty greets guests as they arrive at the reception in Buckingham Palace. Awards are bestowed upon high achieving British companies and are a huge honour to receive. Picture: Getty
The Queen looks gorgeous in a pink flowery hat and pearls as she enjoys an official trip to France. Oh the perks of being a ruler! Picture: PA
Queen Elizabeth II is a big fan or sport, so it's no surprise that she's spotted smiling and laughing with young sports people and delegates during her visit to the Athlete's village in Glasgow this year. Picture: Getty
Elizabeth II looks thrilled (and perhaps a little nervous!) as she receives a gift from staff at the Clontarf Aboriginal College in Perth. During her tour of the College Her Majesty watched students make scones from an Aboriginal bread called damper, which is cooked under ground. Picture: PA
Her Majesty is in high spirits as she's joined by the Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge to welcome The President Of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam to England. (Yet another strong hat on display!) Picture: Getty
Queen Elizabeth II Hosts Victoria And George Cross Reception At Buckingham Palace. Dating back to 1856, The Victoria Cross is the highest British military decoration for an "act of valour or self-sacrifice", whilst The George Cross, which dates back to 1940 celebrates "actors of the greatest heroism…in circumstances of extreme danger." Picture: Getty
Partners for life: Lizzie II smiles up at her hubby. The couple wed on November back in 1947 in Westminster Abbey in London. The pair began exchanging letters when Elizabeth was just 13-years-old, becoming secretly engaged seven years later. How romantic!
The Queen chats to a member of the royal guard in the sunshine as she attends a Commemorative Service at The Scottish National War Memorial with the Duke of Edinburgh. Picture: Getty
Queen Elizabeth II gives it some serious attitude and shows off her off duty royal wardrobe at the Royal Windsor Horse show. Picture: PA