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LIFE's rare photos of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II watches a University of Maryland vs. University of North Carolina football game at Maryland's Byrd Stadium during her 1957 official visit to the United States. Click here to see the full collection at LIFE.com…

LIFE: Rare photos of Queen Elizabeth II

Here, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Elizabeth II’s reign, LIFE.com offers a series of informal portraits of the Queen, including several that never ran in the magazine.