On January 15th, 1559, Elizabeth I was crowned Queen of England at Westminster Abbey.



The Queen’s youngest grand-daughter has undergone apparently successful surgery to correct a severe squint she has had since birth.

Ten-year-old Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor suffered from exotropia, a condition that turns one eye outwards and could have caused significant problems with her vision if left untreated.

It is believed the corrective surgery was carried out on the advice of doctors in recent months.

Her transformation was first evident when Louise, the eldest child of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, attended a racing event at Royal Ascot in December.

It could also be seen as she accompanied her parents, Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie, to church at Sandringham on Christmas Day.

Although Buckingham Palace has declined to comment on her health, it is understood Louise, who in 2011 was a bridesmaid for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, was first operated on when she was just a toddler.

As is often the case, however, it soon became clear that she would require further treatment when older.

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The change is really big!


Helena, Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, and her daughters, Princess Helena Victoria  and Princess Marie Louise, 1887.


Prince Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha dressed as Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, during amateur theatricals at Buckingham Palace, London, 1854


Prince Bertie , Princess Mary and David of Wales 


Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain. Early 1910s.

The daughters of King George III and Queen Charlotte

Charlotte ❃ Augusta Sophia ❃ Elizabeth ❃ Mary ❃ Sophia ❃ Amelia


Alex and Minnie.