Author: Queen Elizabeth II

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The Duchess of York and Princess Elizabeth photographed by the Duke of York at Glamis Castle in 1930.

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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)

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The Duchess of York and her daughter Princess Elizabeth, held by her nanny Clara Knight, in Leicestershire in 1928.

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Queen Mary with her granddaughter Princess Elizabeth at the Royal Tournament at Olympia in 1930.

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Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret Rose on a carriage ride with their nanny Clara Knight in 1933.

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Princess Margaret photographed by her father, the Duke of York, at Birkhall in Scotland, 1933.

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Princess Margaret and Princess Elizabeth leaving a children’s party in 1939.

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Princess Margaret carrying out an engagement with her mother The Queen, c. 1943.

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Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh leaving a party in Paris on 16 May 1948. The princess was then three to four months pregnant with her first child, Prince Charles, who was born later in the year on 14 November.

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Princess Elizabeth photographed in Basutoland (now Lesotho) during the royal tour of South Africa in March 1947.