The glorious weather couldn’t last long and this week it was back to thundery storms and heavy rainfall. On the 21st of April Princess Elizabeth celebrated her 9th birthday at Windsor Castle. In the morning she attended Divine Service in the Private Chapel with the King, Queen and other members of the royal family. The afternoon was spent at the windows of the royal apartments listening to the bands of the royal horseguards which played on the east terrace by command of the King. Later the Princess had a birthday tea party which was attended by the King and Queen, the Duke and Duchess of York, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, the Duke of Gloucester, and Princess Victoria.