She was only six when Newfoundland issued the world’s first stamp featuring a princess who, until her death Sept. 8, was the British Commonwealth’s longest-reigning monarch. Born April 21, 1926 in an affluent west London area family home, Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was the Duke and Duchess of York’s first of two children. “As the child of a younger son of King George V, the young Elizabeth had little prospect of acceding to the throne,” the Encyclopædia Britannica notes. Continue reading →
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