When she was born she was delivered by a Scottish nurse – Nurse Barrie – and since then she has been making regular visits north of the border.
As these photographs show, her childhood trips to Scotland were very happy ones.
While there were official visits with her parents to factories and workplaces, she was often to be seen with a smile on her face dressed in a plaid skirt, enjoying the
One of her earliest public enagements was at a vast reception at Glamis Castle, childhood home of her mother, in 1928.
There she was described by a Sunday Post correspondent as a “lovely child with the fairest of complexions and the bluest of eyes”.
He laters describes how “the last the 1600 guests saw of the Princess was a baby hand waving them farewell from a bedroom window”.
In 1931, at the age of five, she was delighted to be given her own car while staying at Glamis!
Of course, it was a small motorised version, but she was still able to drive it after a driving lesson from her father the Duke of York, and apparently spent “a happy day proudly driving about in her own car beside the castle”.
If one had been out on the roads a few years later one might have passed the young Princess on Highland roads in a slightly bigger car.
A report from October 13, 1935, describes how the nine-year-old Elizabeth, along with her mother and little sister Margaret “motored from Birkhall to Glamis”.
Quite a sight for the day-tripping motorists of the day!
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