13 Things You Should Know About Queen Elizabeth II’s Childhood
Queen Elizabeth II has the unwavering love of her loyal countrymen. Now, let’s take a look at Her Majesty’s childhood days, which, according to many, she looks back to with fond memories.
She was born in Caesarian Section.
Her mother, the Duchess of York gave birth at 17 Bruton Street in Mayfair on April 21, 1926.
At that time was never expected to become Queen one day.
Her father was the younger brother of David, Prince of Wales, then the world’s most eligible bachelor.
She was named after three queens.
Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Alexandra, her great-grandmother, Queen Mary, her grandmother.
She was 8 months old when her parents had to leave her for a trip abroad.
But no worries, she had a great nurse in the name of Margaret Macdonald.
She eventually became the Queen’s lifelong servant and confidante.
In 1930, her younger sister, Princess Margaret Rose was born.
She was a favorite of her grandparents, King George V and Queen Mary.
In fact, she called him Grandpa England.
And her Uncle David, too!
They would play nursery games whenever the Prince of Wales visited them in their country home, Royal Lodge, in Windsor.
She had a beautiful cottage for a playhouse. It’s called Y Bwythyn Bach.
The young princess was a stickler for order and neatness.
She got this habits from her father and grandfather. This addiction to tidiness was said to later have been a burden to herself and a joke to her sister.
At the age of 10, her life changed when she became heir to the throne.
Her Uncle David, King Edward VIII, abdicated as King and his father succeeded as King George VI.
So, she had to learn the rigors of being a soon-to-be Queen.
She learned how to speak French, studied the constitution, became a Girl Guide and enrolled as a Sea Ranger.
She was then called “Everybody’s Daughter.”
The British public simply loved and adored her!