Today I’m sharing an old black and white postcard featuring princess Elizabeth holding princess Anne as a baby circa 1950.
Princess Anne was born Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise before the Queen’s coronation (June 1953), on 15th August 1950 and can be seen safely cradled in her mother’s arms.
This is an original scan of the postcard:
This is the back of the postcard which was published by Raphael Tuck and Sons who were rewarded with the Royal Warrant by Appointment to Her Majesty Queen Victoria in 1893 and continued until Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne:
This is a cleaned up picture of princess Elizabeth with princess Anne:
The picture of mother and daughter used in the postcard was taken by portrait photographer Cecil Beaton (1904-1980).
Being a princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be