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Before She Lived in Buckinham Palace, Queen Elizabeth was a Proud Homeowner of This Miniature Home
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.
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.
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.
The remarkable photographs offer a glimpse into the childhood of the current monarch who is now 92 years old.
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.
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 was damaged by fire while being transported to London from Cardiff and workers can be seen putting the finishing touches to it.