Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Art of Play: The Duke and Duchess of York Having a Tea Party with Princess Elizabeth, 1929

The Duke and Duchess of York
with Princess Elizabeth, 1929
Marcus Adams
The Royal Collection

Long before his father died and his pesky brother abdicated, the Duke Of York had no idea that he would become King George VI nor that his eldest daughter, Princess Elizabeth, would one day be Queen Elizabeth II. In the late 1920’s, they really endeavored to be a somewhat normal family along with his wife, Elizabeth, and their second daughter, Margaret.

Caught here in a candid moment at The Children’s Studio, we can see the Duke and Duchess of York enjoying a tea-party with a three-year old Princess Elizabeth and an array of toys. The image was captured by their favorite photographer, Marcus Adams.

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