two gorgeous vintage Royal Pictorial Souvenir booklets - I can't find a publishing date, but when they were bought new from the E. J. Brown Book Shop and Library in Bendigo (of all places!) they cost 2/6.
fascinating to see the interiors of Clarence House change over the years...
Here are some of my favourite pics from the booklet of a young Elizabeth (thought you might like them too...)
at a birthday party September 1935 (Princess Margaret, second on-the-left)
"the Princess looks well ahead on her new tricycle"
oops! How did that get there??? (you know I like a childhood photo!) It's Kylie Elizabeth, looking well ahead on hers!
Sandringham August 1943
arriving at Malta, November 1949
I love this photo. Those smiles. Happy, happy.
I love this one too, for the same reasons - not posed at all.
"Elizabeth gave this delighted smile when she was presented with a toy cooking stove for Prince Charles"
Donna also gave me some delicious Shortbread (a nod to Balmoral and all eaten!) and a vintage doll footguard complete with bearskin cap
(bearskin cap's are 45.7 cms tall and weigh 1 1/2 pounds. They are still made of real fur - no faux fur or polar fleece for these chaps!)
Here he is guarding my Ladybirds
Thanks Donna-it was a lovely parcel x
(and thank you Lakota for persevering with those spreadsheets!)
Just one more pic before I hit the publish button. Here is the beautiful hand-made ring I included in Donna's parcel
p.s. you can check out more patriotic pressies here
p.p.s. like my mammy biscuit barrel? It belonged to my Nan, Corrie Elsie (isn't that a lovely name?)