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Video: The Welsh Cottage

For her sixth birthday in 1932 Princess Elizabeth was given a miniature thatched cottage, ‘Y Bwthyn Bach’, or The Little House, by the people of Wales.

This came complete with electric lighting and running water as well as cutlery, utensils and furniture.

At 22 feet wide and 15 feet high, it was built to two-fifths scale and contained a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.

Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret looked after it themselves and for many years it was their favourite toy. It was installed in the grounds of Royal Lodge, where it still remains in regular use by the current generation of royal children.

This video provides a sneak preview inside The Little House.