CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF CHARLOTTE?
LOYAL SUBJECTS AWAIT THEIR FATE
Princess Elizabeth’s subjects were always happy to bow down to their sovereign. Or, in the case of these 1930s-era Knockemdown Ninepiece pins, be bowled over by her.
BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE
It’s easy to imagine generations of tiny royals riding into battle with this toy horse, ca. 1930s.
The Welsh Cottage – also known by its official title, Y Bwythn Bach – is a two-fifths scale house, complete with furniture, dishes and yes, running water. It was given to Princess Elizabeth for her 6th birthday, and still stands near Windsor Castle, where the newest additions to the royal family play with it.
Princess Elizabeth treated her dolls as if they, too, were royalty with this special silver doll pram.
SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL
A royal newborn can’t settle for just any old rattle, so naturally the Prince of Wales was given one decorated with intricate silver filigree in 1763.
DRESSED TO IMPRESS
Selections from the wardrobes of the royal children, including young Charles’ kilt; a sailor suit (being adjusted by a museum worker) worn by William at Prince Andrew’s wedding; and a frilly ivory pageboy outfit, with maroon sash, worn by Prince Harry at the 1989 wedding of Diana’s brother Viscount Althorp. We’re sure they looked just precious.
CONSTRUCTING A CASTLE
Prince Charles’ blocks, which featured portraits of his aunt and grandad in addition to the usual numbers and colors. (To be fair, the royal children do have to get used to seeing the family’s faces everywhere.)
Princess Elizabeth’s doll Pamela and her sailor friend survey their pint-sized kingdom.
STEPPING IN STYLE
There’s no way that Prince Edward VII ever played outside in these dapper fur-trimmed boots, but they do look like they were made for sliding across palace floors …
NEED FOR SPEED
The royal children weren’t short of methods of travel. In addition to rocking horses that belonged to Elizabeth and Margaret (and one, in the background, that was a gift from President and Mrs. Obama to Prince George), royal tots could take off in a Prince Andrew’s replica of James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin, and a mini travel trailer (far right) that was made custom for Charles and Anne.
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