These Rare Photos Of The Queen Shed A New Light On Her Extraordinary Life

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33. Performing in the Royal pantomime, 1941

Princess Elizabeth aided the war effort in more ways than one. For example, in 1941 she and her family put on a royal performance of Cinderella at Windsor Castle – Elizabeth, her mother and Margaret are pictured here. Their production raised money for the Queen’s Wool Fund, a charity that purchased the raw materials needed to produce military apparel.

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32. Girl Guide-ing, 1942

The 1st Buckingham Palace Company of the Girl Guides was created just so that the then-Princess Elizabeth could be around other girls. Much like the U.S.’ Girl Scouts, the Girl Guides learn everything from survival skills to career prep and camping training. And Elizabeth’s company were able to do so in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

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