The Royals

Elizabeth's Early Life in Pictures

Look back at the fairy-tale princess's charmed life before she became Her Majesty, the Queen

COUNTRY LIVING

The royal family – King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret – pose at the Royal Lodge in April 1940 with several of the family's pet dogs. The queen's love of corgis is well known, and they have the run of Buckingham Palace to this day.