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She impressed the King's son Albert

Young woman

When Elizabeth was 14-years-old, World War I broke out. Her eldest brother was killed in action. The family home, Glamis castle, was turned into a convalescent home for wounded soldiers and Elizabeth helped to run it. In the years after the war she was courted by Prince Albert, the second son of King George V. A shy suitor, Prince Albert was drawn to Elizabeth's outgoing nature. She accepted his proposal of marriage in January 1923.
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