If there’s one we learned about ourselves this week, it’s that we can’t get enough vintage Queen Elizabeth.
Today marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day—75 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe. In honor of the national day of remembrance, Kensington Palace (aka Kate Middleton and Prince William) shared an old photo of Her Majesty from before she was reigning monarch and gave us a glimpse into her life at the time.
“During the war Her Majesty The Queen—then Princess Elizabeth—joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service, where she trained as a mechanic, becoming the first female member of the Royal Family to join the Armed Services as a full-time active member,” they captioned their post on Instagram. “When the guns fell silent on this day in 1945, Princess Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret joined the jubilant crowds in central London—the future Queen attempted to stay anonymous during the celebrations by pulling her cap down over her eyes.” Not going to lie, that's pretty badass.