PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILI.E (ARK.) COURIER THURSDAY, MAY T, 1983 ELIZABETH^ By Marion Crawford • Cmmm H H/r Mtjnlj CHAPTER t Do people ever ask themselves, en .teeing Queen Elizabeth solng smoothly and gracefully about her duties at » public function, whether she h»« ever overcome the handicap of »hyness which so often af- Does Royalty long ror the primer that others have? CX^^JY; which all of us In the household were conscious of. Soon others were to notice It. Indeed the radiance became so unmistakable that the npwspnperK took It almost as an unofficial announcement. I can reveal now that there was annoyance among members TRKUTID HV HALL. iw«. Nit (IRVICI Sh« was not » shy child, hut ; of the household over these pre- w«s always ready to stand up and j mature revelations. Some Journal- meet people In fact, Queen Eliza- ists abroad even went so far as to beth is deeply interested in people. ! forecast, by "scientific" means. I remember the King saying to j whether the child would be a boy m« once is we watched her strut lor a girl. Some of these learned on the stage (built in Queen Vic- j projznosttcators pointed one way, torti's time and still hunu with j and some the other, but one thing the dark purple gold-bordered hen- ' vy curtains Ihnt had screened the Victorian tableaux of so many yenrs ago) at Windsor Castle for one of our pantomimes: "Where does she get her poise? I was always terrified of getting up in public." However much she may like people there are times when any woman desires privacy. But for a Royal Princess, there is no such thing. Soon the world knew that a Royal Heir was to be born. There was a new shine in her •yes, a radiance from within, II piiiv,i;; mi/wii.n .1,1.1,. . . the household As if that (or > an[1 «» r 0(lmE nenr l heard ! her do ,e possible in a world filled I shrieks of laughter. Then I opened | to ,, cr . was certain: Princess Elizabeth was going to hnve a bauy. "Why can't they let hi?r luive her baby in pence?" growled members of could be t with curiosity! But it was not idle curiosity. The eagerness of everyone to know everything nbout Princess Elizabeth, to wish her well, to pray for her health and happiness, was a sijin of their hh, r h regard for her. It for her. The pram Princess Elizabeth had mentioned was a stately affair which should really have been called a perambulator. If not a carriage. It was the one In which both she and Princess Margaret had been wheeled when children, nnri for which they hold a deep affection. After speaking to me about it, someone was sent down to Windsor — that storehouse of Royal relics, from priceless dresses and Jewels In baby shoes and christening roues — to dig it out. It was overhauled from top to bottom and was solemnly brought up to the Palace. The first time thai we tested It, in Princess Elizabeth's rooms, was nn hilarious occasion. I was Bent the door and saw Bolio, the Princess's personnl maid, marching behind the empty pram with a look of pride. The upright, old-fashioned vehi- „ „.. .„„ „ clc was paraded up and down be- ivmst have been some recompense fore us. Bobo's pride was unmis- for the invasion of her privacy to realize that millions were praying takable but understandable. It wa like old times to her to be wheel- Member! of the Rojal Fimllj adhered to the same strict wartime rations aa British commoner!. Here Kin* Georue VI. Princess Elizabeth and Princess Marjraret Hose ride bicycles while me Queen alls In a horse-drawn cart to save gasoline at tlielr estate In Sandrtngham. Ing Hi" P'am In which ahft had taken I'rlncess Elizabeth and then Princess Margaret for their airings from 146 Piccadilly. While we were enjoying the apec- tacle Princess Margaret came In. When she saw what wa« happening she said delightedly, "Oh, the pram!" She ruined forward, took it from Bobo and began wheeling tt about herself, smiling happily. Such pictures aa thote, coming Into my mind today, «eem to take away nothing of the Royal grandeur that surrounds Princess Elizabeth in her public life, but rather throw it Into sharper relief. All of us In the Palace were naturally concerned for the Princess as the time for the birth of her baby approached. But none of tis had any fear that she would not come through her ordea! safely and happily. She is the sort of person who goes competently about any business that engages her, and she faced motherhood calmly. One of the first things she did was to call In Sr. William Gllliatt, doctor, to explain everything He told her what she ought to do, and she carefully followed the routine he set. There were no extravagant or faddish preparations. She got up at her usual time and took her usual meals supplemented by plenty of green food and orange juice. 3he took no alcoholic drink of any sort. That abstinence was easy for her, because she had never used liquor herself. At a cocktail party I have seen her nursing one drink through a long session, and leave it three parts untouched at the end. Smoking did not come Into the matter, as she has never smoked. Prince Philip Is equally abstemious. All evening engagements were cut out; the Princess arranged to be In bed by 10 o'clock every night. Princess Margaret's reaction to all this was amusing;—and charming. Normally she is more high- spirited than thoughtful, although she has moments ot great kindness and perception. But suddenly she seemed to realize what motherhood meant to woman, and became tender and protective toward her sister, bringing cushions for her back, and seeing that she was comfortably fieat- ed long before such care became necessary. Such solicitude, from one normally so effervescent, was touching. Princess Elizabeth, of course, went her own way. 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