May 26, 1928
Queen Mary turned 61 today, "but the most important figure in its celebration was not so much the Queen herself as her little granddaughter, Princess Elizabeth." The Princess, who is the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York, "bids fair to oust the Prince of Wales from first place in popular affection," the New York Times reported by wireless.
This morning, the two-year-old princess went to Buckingham Palace with her father to "hand personally to her grandmother her own special birthday remembrance." She handed to Queen Mary a bunch of flowers, "as dainty and tiny as the Princess herself, who had held it tightly clasped in her small, impatient hand all the way to the palace."