A royal childhood

Some of the toys, gifts and mementos that belonged to young British princes and princesses.

  • Curator of the Royal Collection Trust Reynolds poses with a pair of fur-lined velvet red boots worn by Prince Albert Edward in 1842 at Buckingham Palace in central London � Toby Melville / Reuters

  • Curator of Royal Collection Trust Reynolds poses with a miniature caravan at Buckingham Palace in central London � Toby Melville / Reuters

  • Two dolls belonging to Queen Elizabeth from her childhood are displayed at Buckingham Palace in central London � Toby Melville / Reuters

  • Curator of Royal Collection Trust Anna Reynolds poses with a miniature Aston Martin DB5 presented to Prince Andrew in 1966 at Buckingham Palace in central London � Toby Melville / Reuters

  • 'Royal Childhood' exhibition exploring 250 years of British royal family childhood goes on display at Buckingham Palace in central London � Toby Melville / Reuters

  • Building blocks belonging to Prince Charles as a child are seen on display at Buckingham Palace in central London � Toby Melville / Reuters

  • Curator of Royal Collection Trust Anna Reynolds poses with a kilt and jacket belonging to Prince Charles from 1958 at Buckingham Palace in central London � Toby Melville / Reuters

  • 'Royal Childhood' exhibition exploring 250 years of British royal family childhood goes on display at Buckingham Palace in central London � Toby Melville / Reuters

  • A set of Knockemdown ninepins belonging to Britain's Queen Elizabeth are seen at Buckingham Palace in London � Luke MacGregor / Reuters

  • Tools used by Queen Elizabeth as a child dated from approximately 1942, are seen on display at Buckingham Palace in central London � Toby Melville / Reuters

  • A casket containing the first teeth of Queen Victoria's children dated from approximately 1860 is displayed at Buckingham Palace in central London � Toby Melville / Reuters

  • A tea set belonging to Queen Elizabeth from approximately 1930 is seen on display at Buckingham Palace in central London � Toby Melville / Reuters

  • A pair of Parisian dolls belonging to Britain's Queen Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret, are seen at Buckingham Palace in London � Luke MacGregor / Reuters

  • Wooden nursery chairs used by Princes William and Harry are displayed at Buckingham Palace in central London � Toby Melville / Reuters

  • Exhibition curator Anna Reynolds poses with dolls belonging to Britain's Queen Elizabeth, at Buckingham Palace in London � Luke MacGregor / Reuters

  • Exhibition curator Anna Reynolds poses with a toy horse and a doll named "Pamela" belonging to Britain's Queen Elizabeth, at Buckingham Palace in London � Luke MacGregor / Reuters