Queen treads the boards in wartime royal pantos

Photographs of a young Princess Elizabeth starring in four royal pantomimes are to go to auction. Photo: Dominic Winter Auctioneers

Photographs of the Queen starring in four royal pantomimes as a teenager are expected to fetch thousands of pounds at auction.

The series images, which also feature the late Princess Margaret, show the sisters on stage at Windsor in Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin and Old Mother Red Riding Boots.

Rupert Evelyn reports:

The collection of photographs, taken between 1940 and 1944 during the war, was compiled by actor Cyril Woods, who also performed on stage with the young princesses.

The collection is being sold by Dominic Winter Auctioneers in Gloucestershire.

Photographs of a young Princess Elizabeth starring in four royal pantomimes are to go to aution. Credit: Dominic Winter Auctioneers
The collection of images were taken between 1940 and 1944. Credit: Dominic Winter Auctioneers
Princess Elizabeth is seen performing in in Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin and Old Mother Red Riding Boots in the photographs. Credit: Dominic Winter Auctioneers
The collection was compiled by actor Cyril Woods. Credit: Dominic Winter Auctioneers
The collection is expected to fetch thousands of pounds when it goes under the hammer. Credit: Dominic Winter Auctioneers
The series images also feature the late Princess Margaret, Credit: Dominic Winter Auctioneers