Wednesday, August 20, 2008
She's Elizabeth, not Betty says Queen Mary
August 20, 1927. When Queen Mary opened Crosby Hall, a new womens' center in Chelsea, she noticed that several people referred to her 15-month old granddaughter, Elizabeth, as "Betty." One of the rooms at the hall is named for the little princess, who is third in line to the throne. The next day, Queen Mary sent around a photo of herself and the princess. The photo was signed "Queen Mary and Princess Elizabeth."
Little Princess Elizabeth of York is often called Princess Betty by the British press.