Daughter is born

The April 21 1926 edition of the Toronto Globe contained an announcement of a daughter born to the Duke and Duchess of York:


The article does not mention the name of the child – though, since she had been born that very day, perhaps her name had not been decided.

At the time, this announcement might not have seemed that important. The Duke of York was second in line to the throne, and the eldest son, commonly known as David, was young enough to marry and produce heirs. But, as it turned out, David became King Edward VIII and abdicated his throne in 1936. The Duke of York became King George VI, and the unnamed daughter eventually became Queen Elizabeth II.

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