Events in Princess Elizabeth’s early years taught her to face hardships with courage, discipline and intelligence, and shaped how she would be as monarch. Photo: @mayshereignforever/InstagramEvents in Princess Elizabeth’s early years taught her to face hardships with courage, discipline and intelligence, and shaped how she would be as monarch. Photo: @mayshereignforever/Instagram
Events in Princess Elizabeth’s early years taught her to face hardships with courage, discipline and intelligence, and shaped how she would be as monarch. Photo: @mayshereignforever/Instagram

Queen Elizabeth before The Crown – how taking public buses, riding horses and P.G. Wodehouse novels shaped the UK’s longest-serving monarch

Netflix drama The Crown has ignited a huge public interest in the real life of the UK’s queen – but as Series One kicks off with Her Majesty’s wedding in 1947, little is widely known about Elizabeth II’s childhood – so here’s the true story

Topic |   Royalty
Events in Princess Elizabeth’s early years taught her to face hardships with courage, discipline and intelligence, and shaped how she would be as monarch. Photo: @mayshereignforever/InstagramEvents in Princess Elizabeth’s early years taught her to face hardships with courage, discipline and intelligence, and shaped how she would be as monarch. Photo: @mayshereignforever/Instagram
Events in Princess Elizabeth’s early years taught her to face hardships with courage, discipline and intelligence, and shaped how she would be as monarch. Photo: @mayshereignforever/Instagram
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