Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Band plays for Princess Elizabeth

April 21,1935

A Royal Guardsman band played for Princess Elizabeth today. The princess, who turned nine, stood alone, and "clapped her hands and danced in delight." The Princess "stole the hearts of 5,000 spectators by beating time on the window pane," reports the Associated Press.

Nine candles "beamed on a pink and white frosted cake," which was baked for the princess, and she played host to her grandparents, King George V and Queen Mary, her parents, the duke and duchess of York, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, the Duke of Gloucester and Princess Victoria. The bells of St. George's Chapel pealed in honor of the Princess, who is second in line to the throne.

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