Letter reveals how Queen Mother and George VI were nearly killed by German bomb

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A letter written by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother at the height of the Blitz reveals how close she and her husband, George VI, came to being killed in a bombing raid.

Handwritten 69 years ago to the day by the then Queen Consort, it reveals how the Royal couple leapt for their lives after a bomb exploded in the grounds of Buckingham Palace. Three servants were injured in the attack.

The 14-page letter, on notepaper headed with the royal crest, is featured in the official biography of Queen Elizabeth, written by William Shawcross, which is published this week.

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