Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret
Princess Elizabeth (right) and Princess Margaret Rose at the last of the Duke of York's Camps, at Balmoral in August 1939. In 1919, the Princesses' father, then Duke of York, had become President of the Boys' Welfare Association - a position he would accept only on condition that no ceremonial would be attached. He wanted to draw closer to ordinary people and devoted time and consideration to the project for the next twenty years, visiting factories and institutions and organsing annual camps for boys in their late teens - half from industrial backgrounds and half from public schools. The camps were held in the grounds of Balmoral and he and his family acted as hosts and joined in with many of the activities.
© Charlotte Zeepvat/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
Gossip about Fairies 36
Children should be warned not to accept rides from strange magic horses - these unhappy kids are riding, alas, to a home 'neath the waves whence they are unlikely to return.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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