Christmas Pantomime at Windsor Castle, 1942

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Princess Elizabeth (acting as Prince Salvador) and Princess Margaret (taking the role of the Fairy Thistledown) star in the Christmas Pantomime of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at Windsor Castle on this day in 1942, during the Second World War. The two Princesses acted in several annual Christmas Pantomimes at Windsor during the course of the War, and funds from the show went towards the Royal Household Wool Fund which provided comforts for the troops.

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