With its tartan carpet, floral seat covers, clutter of family photos and plug-in electric heater, it could be any typical front room as furnished by nans across the country.
The surprisingly intimate snap was taken as the Her Maj enjoyed a visit from New Zealand Prime Minister John Key at her private Scottish Highlands retreat.
The Queen entertains New Zealand Prime Minister John Key at Balmoral
New Zealand Herald reporter Claire Trevett describes it as: "A lived-in, comfortable room with paperwork piled up and in boxes marked simply 'The Queen'.
Prince George's first official family portrait is among the snaps which litter the room
The Queen's well-documented love of dogs is also in evidence - with red gingham beds for her Corgis by a bureau, water bowls and even toy hounds in evidence.
It's not the first time we've had a glimpse of the Queen's cosy front room.
In March Prime Minister David Cameron paid her a visit, with snaps showing a similar amount of knick-knacks and charity shop chic.
Good on you, ma'am.