“Elizabeth is 18,” Life magazine, April 1942. Story here.
On April 21 Princess Elizabeth of England is having her 18th birthday and receives her 18th birthday pearl from her father. If England were at peace, she’d have a great ball. However, she gets her own “household,” meaning one lady in waiting, in addition to the maid and footman that she already shares with her sister Margaret. She also acquires the right to act as councilor of state or senior regent in case her father falls ill or leaves the country. In short, at last she becomes a Royal Personage.
Posted in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this weekend, I found this a few years ago among piles of Life magazines at the Hanna’s Town flea market. What else?