Last week, I had the opportunity to meet HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester and show him some of the rich materials held in Special Collections. I wanted to make sure to highlight the dog book collection, and I came across titles related to HRH's grandfather, King George V, as well as his first cousin, Queen Elizabeth II. Of the ones I chose to display, the following titles are my favorites.
In 1936, the book Our Princesses and their Dogs was published.
The book features photographs of the Duke and Duchesses of York and their daughters, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose, with their canine menagerie.
The Duke of York became King George VI in December 1936. In 1937, the Our Princesses book was republished as Princess Elizabeth and her Dogs.
If you're interested in viewing either of these titles or any of our other dog books, please come visit us!