During World War II, young Alathea Fitzalan Howard was sent to stay with her grandfather at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park, where she befriended princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, her neighbors at nearby Windsor Castle. Together, the girls enjoyed parties, cinema evenings, picnics, and more, all recorded in honest and captivating detail in Alathea's diary, which she kept from ages 16 to 22. Offering a glimpse of life in wartime Britain, these entries also serve as an intimate portrait of the young woman who would become the nation's longest reigning monarch.
The Windsor Diaries 1940-45
Author: Alathea Fitzalan Howard.