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Queen of the stage: Elizabeth as panto star

Updated 1651 GMT (0051 HKT) December 4, 2013
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Princess Margaret (L) and Princess Elizabeth (R) on stage in a pantomime of Cinderella at Windsor Castle in 1941. Photos of the sisters in four plays during World War II are up for auction. Dominic Winter Auctioneer
Princess Elizabeth (R), aged 17, starred in Aladdin with Princess Margaret (L) in 1943. Dominic Winter Auctioneer
Princesses Elizabeth (L) and Margaret on stage. Dominic Winter Auctioneer
Princess Elizabeth (L) with Cyril Woods (C) and Princess Margaret (R) in Aladdin. Dominic Winter Auctioneer
Princess Elizabeth (3R) and Princess Margaret (4R) on stage in a photograph signed in 1943. Dominic Winter Auctioneer
Princess Elizabeth (C) and Princess Margaret (R) on stage in a photograph signed in 1943. Dominic Winter Auctioneer
Princess Elizabeth (R) confers with the Queen Mother (C) and Princess Margaret on set in 1941. Dominic Winter Auctioneer
Princess Elizabeth (C) with the cast of Aladdin in 1943. All four royal pantomimes were staged in the Waterloo Chamber of Windsor Castle. Dominic Winter Auctioneer
A signed image of Princess Margaret and Cyril Woods on stage in Old Mother Red Riding Boots in 1944. Dominic Winter Auctioneer
A signed image shows Elizabeth as Cinderella's Prince Florizel in 1941. Dominic Winter Auctioneer
A signed image of Princess Margaret as Cinderella in 1941. Dominic Winter Auctioneer
An undated, signed image of Princess Elizabeth is also part of the auction. Dominic Winter Auctioneer
The program for Old Mother Red Riding Boots from 1944. Dominic Winter Auctioneer
The pantos were written by Hubert Tannar, an amateur actor and the headmaster of the school the princesses attended. Dominic Winter Auctioneer
Chris Albury at Dominic Winter Auctioneers says the future queen's letters to Tannar's wife reflect Elizabeth's warmth, even as a teenager. Dominic Winter Auctioneer