Author Topic: The future Queen Elizabeth takes to the stage: Extraordinary collection of pictures emerge of young Princess starring in DIY royal plays during WW2  (Read 220 times)

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Queen performed alongside Princess Margaret in Cinderella in 1941 in Windsor, Berkshire
They performed in Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin and Old Mother Red Riding Boots in the following years
Photos from the private Royal pantos were taken by Cyril Woods, who was star pupil at the Royal School in Windsor
He had a lasting friendship with the Queen and worked for the Crown Estate Office before his death in 2001
Gallery of photos are expected to fetch £16,000 when they are sold at auction

By Rob Cooper

Remarkable photographs of the young Queen starring in private Royal pantos as a teenager are set to fetch thousands at auction.
The images - never before made public - show Princess Elizabeth at the age of 15 when she appeared in her first Christmas production in December 1941.
She played Prince Florizel in Cinderella with her younger sister Princess Margaret - then just 11 - in the title role.

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