Snapshot, 1959: When princesses go skiing

It’s New Year’s Day 1959, and Princess Birgitta of Sweden is en route to the slopes to clear her head after a no-doubt lavish party the previous evening…

A little bit of snow’s not going to stop the princess and her male companion using the MG A Coupé to ferry them to the slopes – even if their skis don’t remotely fit in the tiny boot compartment. Given their potentially sore heads from the previous evening, not to mention the treacherous conditions, the journey there could well be just as exhilarating as their day’s skiing. Let’s hope the chap in the driving seat has his wits about him…

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