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Photos of a young Queen Elizabeth revealed in new book 

Aug. 19, 2013 at 10:20 AM ET

A new book in celebration of Prince George's birth includes rare photos of a young Queen Elizabeth when she was just a young, horse-loving girl. 

The book, "The Royal Baby Book: A Souvenir Album," from the Royal Collection Trust, tells the story of royal babies from Queen Victoria to Prince William. It goes on sale Oct. 10 for $18.11.

The book includes photos of royal keepsakes, such as baby shoes embroidered with tiny crowns, golden rattles, as well as images of Queen Elizabeth II between the ages of 2 and 4 . Many of the pictures were taken by her parents, the Duke and Duchess of York (the future King George VI and Queen Elizabeth).

On July 22, Prince William and Duchess Kate gave birth to their first child, Prince George Alexander Louis. The book is just one of many new products released in honor of the royal baby.

A 2-year-old Princess Elizabeth poses for the camera while sitting in a wicker pram in 1928. The photos were taken by her father, King George VI when he was the Duke of York.
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A 2-year-old Princess Elizabeth poses for the camera while sitting in a wicker stroller in 1928. The photos were taken by her father, King George VI when he was the Duke of York.
Princess Elizabeth with a toy house in front of Naseby Hall in 1928. The photo was taken by her father, King George VI when he was the Duke of York.
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Princess Elizabeth sits on a toy horse in front of Naseby Hall in 1928.
A 4-year-old Princess Elizabeth her Shetland pony named Peggy while her father King George VI, then the Duke of York stands next to her. The photo was taken by her mother Queen Elizabeth when she was the Duchess of York.
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She took to horses from a young age: A 4-year-old Princess Elizabeth rides her Shetland pony, named Peggy, while her father King George VI, then the Duke of York stands next to her. The photo was taken by her mother Queen Elizabeth when she was the Duchess of York.
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