National Geographic : 2006 May
FLASHBACK Climb to Power Queen Elizabeth II reaches out to four-year-old Prince Charles as he scales a window ledge at the royal family's Balmoral Castle in Scotland in 1953. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC published this image in September of that year in an article on Elizabeth's coronation, titled "In the London of the New Queen." "I encountered quite a crop of stories about little Prince Charles," noted the author, H. V. Morton. "The best, I think, was told me by a man who said he had heard it from the mother of a guardsman." After ordering several Buckingham Palace sentries to perform drills, Morton wrote, the young boy suddenly tired of the exercise. He cried, "'Come on, let's play at horses'; and the guardsmen dropped on all fours." - Margaret G. Zackowitz Flashback Archive All the photos plus e-greetings, in Fun Stuff at ngm.com/0605. PHOTO:BETTMANN/CORBIS NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC(ISSN 0027-9358)IS PUBLISHEDMONTHLYBYTHE NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY,1145 17THST.NW,WASHINGTON,DC 20036-4688.$34.00A YEARFOR U.S. DELIVERY,$6.00 PERSINGLECOPY(INCLUDESPOSTAGEAND HANDLING).IN CANADA,AGREEMENTNUMBER40063649,RETURNUNDELIVERABLECANADIANADDRESSESTO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC,PO BOX 4412STN. A, TORONTO,ONTARIOM5W 3W2. UNITEDKINGDOMNEWSSTANDCOVERPRICE£3.75.PERIODICALSPOSTAGEPAIDAT WASHINGTON,DC, AND AT ADDITIONALMAILING OFFICES.POSTMASTER:SENDADDRESSCHANGESTO NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC,POBOX 63002,TAMPA,FL33663-3002.MEMBERS:IF THEPOSTALSERVICEALERTS USTHATYOURMAGAZINEIS UNDELIVERABLE,WEHAVE NO FURTHEROBLIGATIONUNLESSWE RECEIVEA CORRECTEDADDRESSWITHINTWOYEARS.