In the Girl Guides

In the Girl Guides

With her new career prospects, came new pressure on the Queen's development of character. Here Elizabeth stands proudly aged twelve in her girl guide uniform alongside her sister Margaret who was a Brownie.

Princess Elizabeth joined the 1st Buckingham Palace Company in 1937 when she was eleven. This group was formed to allow the Princess to be a Girl Guide. There were twenty Guides made up from children within the Royal Household and also the kids of Palace employees, imagine the excitement for some mothers!

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Film: The Princess Elizabeth Videos Collection