Our radiant Queen Elizabeth, now mature and
ever-gracious in deportment and dress, was once a
young and beautiful Princess.
When this amazing photograph of her, taken in 1945
before her accession to the throne, arrived in an
airmail envelope from England last week,
I couldn't believe my eyes.
I had never seen this photograph before and am
thrilled to have a copy. It's a photo card from
the Victoria and Albert Museum.
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My little package came from the vivacious author and
blogger Vicki Archer.
Having enjoyed her wonderful books of her life
in France since moving to Provence from Australia, and
her visits to London………I was one of the winners in
her recent blog giveaway. My gift - a petite
vintage print she discovered in London's famous
Covent Garden Market.
Vicki's gift to me, the etching of the Townley Gallery -
which I believe is part of the British Museum,
London - is charming and, until
I find the right frame, is tucked into the
memo board I made for the doors
of my antique secretary.
I'm so grateful to be the recipient of not one but
two very special little treasures………thank you so much Vicki.
If you haven't visited Vicki's always beautiful and
interesting blog, FRENCH ESSENCE, you can find it HERE.