I love the monarchy
1 week ago
ilovetheroyals1:

King George VI and President Roosevelt in 1939.
I love Bertie’s inquiring glance.
"My Darling Margaret,
I do hope that you are feeling much better, and beginning to sit up and eat once again. It seems a long time since I said goodby yesterday morning. After a busy day in dear old London at darling old Buckingham Palace with all its ducky little cardboard windows, we left last night in the train for Scotland. Today we spent from 9.55 to 5.15 in Glasgow, and visited a lot of factories shipyards & docks etc. This morning we came to Peebles (PEEBLES FOR PLEESURE as the old lady said) and the country is lovely. There is a wide river rather like the Dee - I can hear it rippling & surging outside the train; and rather low hills, very green & empty - very few houses, and clumps of beeches. It really is most attractive. […]
Please tell Lilibet that I will write to her next - I write to you first because you are an INVALID, and I promised to write you a letter.
Well my darling, don’t eat too much roast beef, boiled mutton, Irish stew, haricot mutton, beefsteak pudding or lamb chops whilst you are in bed. Just have a few eggs beaten up with onions, sprinkled with lemon juice, & served in a banana skin and you will soon be well.
Goodbye my angel from your very loving Mummy"
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother in a letter to Princess Margaret on March 5, 1941 while on a the Royal Train near Peebles. (via royalwatcher)

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2 weeks ago
longliveroyalty:

General Eisenhower and King George VI meeting during World War II in North Africa. June 1943.
2 weeks ago
longliveroyalty:

Prince Albert, the future King George VI, aboard a Royal Navy ship in Malta. November 1913.
2 weeks ago
longliveroyalty:

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth talking with small children after arriving in Beavermouth, British Columbia, Canada. July 1939.
2 weeks ago
longliveroyalty:

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth chatting with a shipyard worker. September 2, 1940.
3 weeks ago
longliveroyalty:

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visiting the London Life Assurance Company in London, Ontario, Canada. June 1939.
3 weeks ago
longliveroyalty:

King George VI wearing his naval uniform. 1937.
3 weeks ago

Elizabeth Bowes Lyon (later Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother) with her older brother, Jock, and younger brother, David.
3 weeks ago
ilovetheroyals1:

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in a shooting range.
Bertie is very interested, but Elizabeth…she doesn’t like the sound of the shoot.  Very cute. :)
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
heavyarethecrowns:

Queen Mother spam
3 weeks ago

The Duke of York (later King George VI) with his daughters, Princesses Margaret and Elizabeth.