The Modern Elizabethans: The Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth II, 1926-2001   Leave a comment

Reblogged to go with forthcoming blogposts on The British People in the New Eliyabethan Era.

Andrew James

The Princess who would not be Queen

On April 21st, 1926, King George V’s first grandchild was born and was christened

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary’ at Buckingham Palace in May.

Her parents were then the Duke and Duchess of York, and, after her uncle, the Prince of Wales, and her father, Elizabeth was third in line to the throne. She had blue eyes and weighed a little under average. All through the christening she cried loudly, but at six months she was a good-tempered child, always smiling.

People said she took after her father in appearance, but was more like her mother in personality. Two years later, on 21st August 1930, her sister, Princess Margaret Rose, was born in Scotland, at Glamis Castle. She also had blue eyes, but had darker hair than Elizabeth, and weighed more at birth. The two princesses…

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Posted November 10, 2014 by TeamBritanniaHu in Uncategorized

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