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King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon holding newly born Elizabeth.

Portraits of our Kings and Queens were once commonplace in school classrooms. This photo is of  Queen Elizabeth II when she was christened in 1926. At this time she was known as Princess Elizabeth and was third in line for the throne, just like the new Prince George. Prince George of Cambridge was named after the Queen’s father who was later crowned King George VI and his father was King George V. One day little Prince George could be crowned King George VII.

In the museum our 1910 classrooms has portraits of King George V and King George VI on display. 

Image source:  The Life and Times of King George VI 1895-1952, Colorgravure Publications, undated.