London news The amazing story of when the Queen rode the Tube for first time Uk news
MetiNews.Com - The Queen made the journey with her sister, Margaret, as well as their nanny, minder and detective
Breaking News ! Sign up to FREE email alerts from MyLondon - London Underground NewsSubscribeWhen you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingSee ourprivacy noticeInvalid EmailRemarkably, the Queen was just 13 years old when she first rode the Tube. It was May 1939 when she was yet to ascend to the throne.
. The curious pair asked if they could go underground themselves, a demand their father, King George VI, eventually agreed to. So one day, the Princesses were taken to St James's Park by nanny Marion Crawford, minder Lady Helen Grantham and the house detective. For more news and features about London directly to your inbox sign up to our newsletter here. The pair, dressed in green coats, bought their tickets themselves and were excited to take their first ever journey on the London Underground. "The whole business was as solemn as an investiture," Ms Crafford remembered in her book, The Little Princesses: The Story of the Queen's Childhood by her Nanny, which was published in 1950.
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