Wednesday, August 21, 2013

a new bike for birthday girl

Marlene A Eilers Koenig collection
August 21, 1937

Princess Margaret Rose got the "bonnie bike" she wanted for her birthday, reports the Associated Press. 

The princess, younger daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, celebrated her seventh birthday today with a "special birthday cake" cut in Balmoral Castle at teatime.

Turning seven has not given the little princess more privileges.  She still has to go to bed earlier than her 11-year-old sister, Princess Elizabeth -- "a source of  much gratification" to Elizabeth, but a "particular peeve to Margaret Rose."

The two princesses are in seclusion at Balmoral as Queen Elizabeth has decided "the Princesses have been too much in the public eye."

They are staying at Garden Cottage, one of the "small mansions" on the royal estate.   A "Victorian tradition" rules against having children stay in "majestic Balmoral Castle itself."

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