Princess Elizabeth and her sister photographed in the doorway of the doll's house presented to them by the people of Wales. TopFoto / Retronaut / mediadrumimages.com

By Mark McConville

 

BEFORE she got the keys to Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth II was the proud owner of another home, a pint sized model house gifted to her by the people of Wales.

Princess Elizabeth playing with a doll’s pram at the ‘little house’ given to her by the people of Wales and now in grounds of the Royal lodge in Windsor in 1933.
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Stunning archive pictures from the 1930s show the then Princess Elizabeth and her sister Margaret posing outside the ‘little house’ which was moved to the grounds of the Royal Lodge of Windsor.

Princess Margaret and Princess Elizabeth outside the ‘little house’ given to her by the people of Wales and now in grounds of the Royal lodge in Windsor in 1933.
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Other incredible images show Elizabeth playing with a pram in the house, out for a drive in London with her nurse while her mother received the house on a trip to Cardiff and the house being repair after it was damaged by fire.

Princess Elizabeth ‘ s model home , which was damaged by fire while being brought to London from Wales after it had been presented to the Duchess of York at Cardiff by the people of Wales , has now been restored . Photo shows : Workmen putting the finishing touches to the model house at Olympia , London . 2nd April 1932.
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The remarkable photographs offer a glimpse into the childhood of the current monarch who is now 92 years old.

Princess Elizabeth ‘ s model home , which was damaged by fire while being brought to London from Wales after it had been presented to the Duchess of York at Cardiff by the people of Wales , has now been restored . Photo shows : Workmen putting the finishing touches to the model house at Olympia , London . 2nd April 1932.
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She was crowned in 1952 after her father died and has ruled ever since, with the support for the monarchy and her personal popularity remaining high.

Princess Elizabeth ‘ s model home , which was damaged by fire while being brought to London from Wales after it had been presented to the Duchess of York at Cardiff by the people of Wales , has now been restored . Photo shows : Workmen putting the finishing touches to the model house at Olympia , London . 2nd April 1932.
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Showing that perhaps she was popular even then, these images document the magnificent gift the people of Wales sought to hand over to her mother, the Duchess of York, in 1932.

Princess Elizabeth ‘ s model home , which was damaged by fire while being brought to London from Wales after it had been presented to the Duchess of York at Cardiff by the people of Wales , has now been restored . Photo shows : Workmen putting the finishing touches to the model house at Olympia , London . 2nd April 1932.
TopFoto / Retronaut / mediadrumimages.com

 

Princess Elizabeth’s model home was damaged by fire while being transported to London from Cardiff and workers can be seen putting the finishing touches to it.

Princess Elizabeth drives out in London spring sunshine while mother receives dolls house for her at Cardiff. While her mother the Duchess of York visited Cardiff to receive a wonderful dolls house for her Princess Elizabeth , drove up in the spring sunshine in an open carriage accompanied by her sister the Princess Margaret Rose . Princess Elizabeth with Princess Margaret Rose and their nurse in their carriage . 16 March 1932.
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