GREAT BRITAIN: Almost Queen

This week blue-eyed, brown-haired Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor comes of age. Briton No. SWGC 55-1 to the national registration office. "Betts" to her family, Princess Elizabeth to the world, on her 18th birthday she becomes Heiress Presumptive to the British throne. Should anything happen to her serious, doting father, King George VI, this mannequin-tall (5 ft. 6½ in.), pretty but not yet handsome girl will become Queen. Her great-great-grandmother, Victoria, reached that estate when she was 27 days past 18.

No Fairy Tale. Elizabeth was only a few minutes old when a black-coated, stripe-trousered symbol of British officialdom thrust itself...

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