Royal SHOCK: How The Queen Mother was GLAD when Buckingham Palace was ‘BOMBED’ in WW2

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QUEEN ELIZABETH, the Queen Mother, claimed she was glad Buckingham Palace had been bombed during World War II but for a very “noble” reason, a bombshell documentary reveals.

Elizabeth and her husband King George VI embodied the spirit of British stoicism and pluck during the major conflict. In 1940, as London was bombed relentlessly by the Germans, Elizabeth and the King would tirelessly tend to those affected by the bombing offensive, visiting bombed civilians, devastated factories and members of the armed forces. According to 2013 documentary “The Majestic Life of Queen Elizabeth II”, the future monarch learned a lot from her mother during those difficult times.

Royal Correspondent Camilla Tominey said: “They were really eye-opening times for the Queen.

“Particularly, I think because of her relationship with her mother.

“The Queen Mother was always someone who wanted to be involved in society and community.”

Elizabeth trained as a driver and mechanic and was given the rank of honorary junior commander Image GETTY
Elizabeth trained as a driver and mechanic and was given the rank of honorary junior commander Image GETTY

Ms Tominey added: “Famously during the Blitz, she said that she was glad that Buckingham Palace had been bombed because she wanted to look the East End in the face.

“I think, similarly, they were very much in tunes with their times

“And the Queen particularly, I think, she understood the notion of not being seen to be splashing cash at times when things were difficult for other people.”

Elizabeth and the King would tirelessly tend to those affected by the bombing offensive Image GETTY
Elizabeth and the King would tirelessly tend to those affected by the bombing offensive Image GETTY

After Britain entered war in 1939, many of London’s children were evacuated to avoid the frequent aerial bombing.

One senior politician urged the King to take Elizabeth, then 13 and her sister Margaret, nine, to Canada.

But Elizabeth’s mother wouldn’t allow it, saying: “The children won’t go without me. I won’t leave without the King. And the King will never leave.”

So the two Princesses were moved to Balmoral Castle, Sandringham House, and eventually Windsor Castle, where they waited out the war.

The Queen Mother claimed she was glad Buckingham Palace had been bombed Image GETTY
The Queen Mother claimed she was glad Buckingham Palace had been bombed Image GETTY

But as soon as she was old enough, Elizabeth headed out to make her contribution and was appointed as an honorary second subaltern in the Auxiliary Territorial Service with the service number of 230873.

In 1945, before the war ended, she trained as a driver and mechanic and was given the rank of honorary junior commander, alongside Winston Churchill’s daughter.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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