King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1939.

Sweet pic of a very happy couple. I love Bertie and Elizabeth’s smile.

Sweet pic of a very happy couple. I love Bertie and Elizabeth’s smile.

Bertie (King George VI)

Bertie (King George VI)

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screenshot of York Cottage as photographed by George Plunkett
Birthplace of King George VI on 14 December 1895
Styled as Prince Albert of York, second child of the Duke and Duchess of York, and future Duke of York himself

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screenshot of York Cottage as photographed by George Plunkett

Birthplace of King George VI on 14 December 1895

Styled as Prince Albert of York, second child of the Duke and Duchess of York, and future Duke of York himself

I found Elizabeth playing an 8 lb trout which she landed, & was highly delighted. Her first trout in her life. She was splendid.”

(Bertie - as Duke of York - said it in 1927, New Zeland. He caught a 150-pound shark in New Zeland, but he was very happy for Elizabeth’s success.)

Bertie in 1923 (the year of their wedding with Elizabeth) and their wedding gift.

Bertie in 1923 (the year of their wedding with Elizabeth) and their wedding gift.

King George VI with his wife, Queen Elizabeth, and their daughters: Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret in 1936. In the background you can see Lady Strathmore, Elizabeth’s mother.

King George VI with his wife, Queen Elizabeth, and their daughters: Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret in 1936. In the background you can see Lady Strathmore, Elizabeth’s mother.

Sweet, little Bertie in 1896. So cute! :)

Sweet, little Bertie in 1896. So cute! :)

I was utterly happy with Papa & you & Margaret. (…) We longed for more children, but somehow everything seemed against us.
Queen Elizabeth, after she became The Queen Mother, wrote this to her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II.