The Little Princesses: The Story of the Queen's Childhood by Her Nanny, Marion Crawford

The Little Princesses: The Story of the Queen's Childhood by Her Nanny, Marion Crawford by Marion Crawford 1250765757 9781250765758
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Originally published in 1950, The Little Princesses was the first account of British Royal life inside Buckingham Palace as revealed by Marion Crawford, who served as governess to princesses Elizabeth and Margaret.

A twenty-two year old teacher recruited to look after the Duke and Duchess of Yorks young daughters in 1931, Marion Crawford--affectionately known as "Crawfie" by her charges--spent sixteen years with the Royal family as the childrens governess. From King Edward VIIIs abdication of the throne in order to marry American divorce Wallis Simpson and King George VIs subsequent crowning, through World War II, and all the way to Elizabeths courtship and marriage to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Crawfies memoir offers an intimate and revelatory perspective of Elizabeth and Margarets childhood during one of the most momentous eras in British history.

Initially honored as a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order for her loyal service to the crown, Crawfie was later demonized by the press and ostracized by the royal family for the rest of her life as a result of The Little Princesses publication. When compared to the modern medias relentless obsession with the House of Windsor, Crawfies touching account of Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margarets youth presents a poignant reminder of how much life has changed for the British Royals.

Includes Two 16-Page Inserts of Black-and-White Photographs

And an Introduction by Jennie Bond, BBC Royal Correspondent

Author: Marion Crawford

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 256

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Publication Date: 2020-10-27


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