We wrap up this week of celebration for Queen Elizabeth’s 94th birthday with a look back at one of her earliest hats, a wee bowler worn 88 years ago, worn for a lifelong pursuit she has described as her favourite.
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Happy birthday to Her Majesty The Queen, 94 today! On her fourth birthday Princess Elizabeth was given a Shetland pony by her grandfather, King George V. She took riding lessons in Windsor Great Park and was able to ride on her own by the age of six. Here Princess Elizabeth is shown holding the leading rein of the pony, which she named “Peggy”, with Princess Margaret sitting on top.
Photo from The Royal Collection Trust