Princess Anne, who features as a toddler in much of the footage, appears happy and content as she plays with a toy in the treasured family v...

Enchanting home-movie pictures show the Windsors know how to have fun

Princess Anne, who features as a toddler in much of the footage, appears happy and content as she plays with a toy in the treasured family video

Charles and Ann

Buckingham Palace's 'no nonsense' nanny Helen Lightbody with Prince Charles and Princess Anne on board the royal yacht Britannia in April

The Queen's great grandchildren Isla (left) and Savannah (right) Phillips joined their mother Autumn and grandmother Princess Anne at Gatcombe horse trials today

The Queen's great-grandchildren enjoy ice-creams at Gatcombe

The Queen's great grandchildren Isla (left) and Savannah (right) Phillips joined their mother Autumn and grandmother Princess Anne at Gatcombe horse trials today

Rare: A signed photo of Queen Victoria (left) and a picture of four-year-old Charles and two-year-old Anne

Photos of Queen Victoria and Princess Diana to go under the hammer

The huge collection was amassed by 'royal ephemera expert' Jim Hanson. Highlights include rare photos of the Queen (left), Prince Charles (right), Queen Victoria and Princess Diana.

Sitting pretty with his big sister: The chubby-cheeked Andrew is taken for a car ride with ten-year-old Princess Anne in March 1961, just a few weeks after his first birthday.

And then there were four! How the Queen put Andrew and Edward first

Sitting pretty with his big sister: The chubby-cheeked Andrew is taken for a car ride with ten-year-old Princess Anne in March just a few weeks after his first birthday.

Prince Charles (behind, left), Prince Andrew and Princess Anne (behind, right) arranging a group of Royal grandchildren for a portrait (L-R) Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, James Ogilvy, the Earl of St Andrews, Lady Helen Windsor, Viscount Linley, Marina Ogilvy and Prince Edward (far right), at Windsor Castle, England, Devember 27th 1969.

Prince Charles (behind, left), Prince Andrew and Princess Anne (behind, right) arranging a group of Royal grandchildren for a portrait (L-R) Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, James Ogilvy, the Earl of St Andrews, Lady Helen Windsor, Viscount Linley, Marina Ogilvy and Prince Edward (far right), at Windsor Castle, England, Devember 27th 1969.

When Andrew and Edward arrived, it was like a second family for the Queen. From the moment of Andrew’s birth she made time for him, and it was pattern repeated four years later.

Perfecting the royal wave: The Queen — sporting pearls and a lavish fur — gives Prince Edward a lesson in how to acknowledge the crowds from the window of a train in Liverpool Street Station, London. ~ Photo via PA ARCHIVE IMAGES.

Queen Elizabeth with Princess Elizabeth and the newly-born Princess Margaret

How Diana's letters to Queen Mother were burned by Princess Margaret... and unseen royal photographs revealed

Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of York, with her daughters: the newborn Princess Margaret and her eldest, Princess Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth II. Little Elizabeth seems rather pleased with her new sister.

royaltyandpomp:  The Windsor Siblings-Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, circa late 1960s

royaltyandpomp: The Windsor Siblings-Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, circa late

yoursweetremedy:   James, Viscount Severn, and Lady Louise race cars at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, May 14, 2014

yoursweetremedy: James, Viscount Severn, and Lady Louise race cars at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, May 2014

Other clips of footage - which will go on display as part of the exhibition - show the Queen affectionately offering a toy xylophone to her then toddler son, Prince Charles

From Prince Philip racing Prince Charles on a children’s tricycle, to a young Princess Elizabeth dancing with her mother, the ageing cine film is a charming record of royal life.

Mirror:  Royal Babies-Prince William, Peter and Zara Phillips at St Georges Chapel, Windsor, 1987

Kate Middleton labour: While we wait for the royal baby, take a look as these other regal tots

Mirror: Royal Babies-Prince William, Peter and Zara Phillips at St Georges Chapel, Windsor, 1987 (Not April is in long socks here)

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