The official website of the British Monarchy provides a brief overview of the Queen’s education, which begins with this fact: “Princess Elizabeth was educated at home with Princess Margaret, her younger sister.”

Education of Her Majesty the Queen

This page also includes a link to a stunning speech given by Princess Elizabeth on the occasion of her 21st birthday on April 21, 1947.  This speech highlights her ability to weave historical and contemporary events into an inspiring and forward-looking narrative, such as she would continue do many times over the years.

Now that we are coming to manhood and womanhood it is surely a great joy to us all to think that we shall be able to take some of the burden off the shoulders of our elders who have fought and worked and suffered to protect our childhood.

Would that our children graduating from schools these days would feel and express similar sentiments, and that their parents and elders would give them reason to do so!

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