In the Toronto Star, Elizabeth, 13, was described as "a charming girl on whose shoulders lies such high destiny."
In 1936, on hearing of their uncle Edward VIII's abdication, Margaret (right) asked her sister, "Does that mean that you will have to be the next Queen?" "Yes, someday," said Elizabeth. "Poor you," replied Margaret.
Two-and-a-half years before this 1939 photo shoot, Queen Elizabeth (opposite, with her daughters and corgi Dookie) and King George VI (below, with the family) had ascended the throne. "Dickie, this is terrible," the King told Lord Mountbatten at the time. "I'm quite unprepared for it.... I've never even seen a state paper."