margaretroses: Princess Elizabeth and the Duc…


Princess Elizabeth and the Duchess of York photographed during the construction of ‘Y Bwthyn Bach’ or The Little House, which was a gift from the people of Wales for the princess’s sixth birthday in 1932. 

The cottage came complete with electric lighting and running water as well as cutlery, utensils and furniture. At 22 feet wide and 15 feet high, it was built to two-fifths scale and contained a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret looked after it themselves and for many years it was their favourite toy. It was installed in the grounds of Royal Lodge, where it still remains in regular use by the current generation of royal children. (x)