Awkward moment puzzled Queen failed to recognise her father King George VI

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Her Majesty the Queen once awkwardly failed to recognise herself and her father King George IV in a German painting she was being shown by German President Joachim Gauck.

In 2015, the monarch appeared puzzled when she was presented with an oil painting showing her as a young girl riding a blue horse as her father George VI led in front.

The Queen first commented on the colour of the horse and claimed it was an unusual choice, before the monarch asked "Is that supposed to be my father?"

Prince Philip, who was accompanying her, proceeded to laugh and ask: "Don’t you recognise him?", to which Her Majesty stated, “No.”

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations are right around the corner and the nation is getting excited for the upcoming four-day weekend.

During the first weekend of June, millions of people all over the world are expected to come together to celebrate the Queen’s record-breaking 70-year reign.

The Queen was just 25 years old when she took to the throne, and seven decades later she is celebrating a momentous occasion after becoming the longest-reigning monarch in the UK.

To celebrate her Platinum Jubilee, thousands of events have been planned.

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations will take place from June 2 to June 5.

Her Majesty's accession to the throne occurred on February 6 in 1952, but her Platinum Jubilee celebrations are being held in June because her becoming monarch also marked the death of her father.

Instead, the Queen will mark her 70-year reign on the anniversary of her coronation, which occurred on June 2 1953.

Celebrations of her long-running reign will continue throughout the four-day bank holiday weekend.

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