Queen Elizabeth's toys displayed in summer exhibition

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04 April 2014

Queen Elizabeth's childhood toys will be displayed at the Royal Childhood exhibition at Buckingham Palace this summer and the show will look back through generations at the items enjoyed by young royals.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth's childhood toys will be put on display as part of an exhibition this summer.

The 87-year-old monarch's toys including a rocking horse, a little wicker pram and dolls will be seen at the Royal Childhood exhibition at Buckingham Palace, when the residence opens its doors between July 26 - September 28.

Items used by other young royals through a number of generations will also be shown during the exhibition which was inspired by the arrival of eight-month-old Prince George.

Duchess Catherine and Prince William's son's silk, satin and lace gown he wore to his Christening at St James' Palace in November will also be displayed.

The gown itself spans back generations and was originally commissioned by Queen Victoria for the Christening of her first daughter, Princess Victoria, in 1841.

Anna Reynolds, curator of Royal Childhood, said: "Visitors to the palace this summer will see over 100 items, many of which will go on display for the first time."

The exhibition will also show previously unseen photographs and film footage.

- Bang Showbiz

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