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Getty Images has bought an historic collection of 200,000 photographs documenting the Royal Family over the past 30 years.

Captured by Royal photographer Tim Graham the archive records the Royals at home, overseas and at official events.

Among the photos are engagement pictures of Charles and Diana and official shots of Prince William as a baby.

Commenting on the move Graham said: ?Having photographed Royal occasions for three decades it is now appropriate for me to look to the future.

?I am aware of the historical significance of my archive and I want to ensure that my photographs will continue to be published worldwide for many years to come.?

A Getty spokesperson added: ?The quality of his work led Tim Graham to be invited for one-to-one portrait sessions with members of the Royal Family, giving him unprecedented access to behind-the-scenes moments in their lives.?

The collection will be housed at Getty Images? Hulton Archive in London.

Getty would not release details of the amount it paid for the collection.

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