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Princess Elizabeth wearing a brooch in the design of the regimental badge of the Grenadier Guards, of which the Princess became the first female Colonel in 1942. She was presented with the brooch by officers of the regiment on 20 April 1942 and the next day, her sixteenth birthday, she carried out an inspection of the Guards as her first official public engagement. Photographed by Cecil Beaton in October 1942. Royal Collection Trust / © HM Queen Elizabeth II 2018.