Close: Princess Margaret (right) with her mother Queen Elizabeth and her sister, the future Elizabeth II

The long (and often inglorious) history of the spare heir #RoyalBaby

While Elizabeth I, George VI and Henry VIII were all successful spares, the history of royal siblings hasn't always been a glorious one. Here's what William and Kate's new baby girl can expect.

The veiled now Queen Elizabeth is driven in a closed car behind the coffin of her late father in the procession from Sandringham Church to Wolferton Station, Norfolk, this morning, 11th February 1952.  In the same car were the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret.

The veiled Queen Elizabeth II is driven in a closed car behind the coffin of her late father in the procession from Sandringham Church to Wolferton Station, Norfolk, UK Feb In the same car were the Queen Mother (Elizabeth) & Princess Margaret.

The image of Queen Elizabeth as an 18-year-old (pictured) in wartime ambulance service uni...

THIS image of our Queen in wartime will outlive her Nazi salute

The image of Queen Elizabeth as an (pictured) in wartime ambulance service uniform is more reflective of her reputation than that of her giving a Nazi salute as a child, writes Sarah Bradford. Love this picture for Queen Elizabeth II.

Photograph of Princess Elizabeth (b. 1926), later Queen Elizabeth II, with Princess Margaret (1930-2002). Princess Margaret is sitting on “Peggy”, a Shetland pony, while Princess Elizabeth is holding the reins, 1934.

Photograph of Princess Elizabeth (b. later Queen Elizabeth II, with Princess Margaret Princess Margaret is sitting on 'Peggy,' a Shetland pony, while Princess Elizabeth is holding the reins,

Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Vintage 8x10 Reprint Of Old Photo

Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Vintage 8x10 Reprint Of Old Photo

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