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Childhood

Surviving clothes from The Queen’s childhood tend to be formal or ceremonial items worn on special occasions which were carefully preserved.

Even so, these formal clothes – usually elegant coats and hats – would be worn in public on multiple occasions, like the examples shown here belonging to Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret.

Smith & Co : London

Coat

Smith & Co : London

Coat

Smith & Co : London

Hat

Smith & Co : London

Hat