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Turnip jam and fish cakes; THE QUEEN MOTHER'S CENTURY.



BUCKINGHAM PALACE Buckingham Palace (bŭk`ĭng-əm), residence of British sovereigns from 1837, in Westminster metropolitan borough, London, England, adjacent to St. James's Park.  was deemed too dangerous for the princesses, who were required to live at Windsor Castle Windsor Castle: see under Windsor, England.
Windsor Castle

Principal British royal residence, on the River Thames in Windsor, Berkshire, southern England.
 where their parents joined them at weekends.

The Queen, speaking poignantly on the wireless, pulled heartstrings when she conceded: "The King and I know what it means to be parted from our children, our loved ones loved ones nplseres mpl queridos

loved ones nplproches mpl et amis chers

loved ones love npl
."

The assumption that the Royal Family would prove a tempting target for the Germans proved to be correct.

In September 1940, Friday 13 as it happened, German bombs fell on Buckingham Palace, narrowly missing the King and Queen. The King threw his wife to the floor as glass shattered around them.

Despite her penchant for high fashion, Elizabeth took care to ensure that her family enjoyed no special advantages when it came to rationing. Baths were never more than six inches deep and many days passed without meat making an appearance on the royal menu.

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, was aghast when visiting Britain in 1942 to dine at Buckingham Palace on turnip turnip, garden vegetable of the same genus of the family Cruciferae (mustard family) as the cabbage; native to Europe, where it has been long cultivated. The two principal kinds are the white (Brassica rapa) and the yellow (B.  jam and fish cakes.

The meal was, however, served on gold and silver plates by footmen. Some standards, it seemed, simply could not be permitted to slip.
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Date:Jul 31, 2000
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