Jun 5, 2012
Jeannette Charles always thought it was funny when people pointed out her resemblance to the then Princess Elizabeth when she was a teenager.
It was only in 1972 when she commissioned an artist to paint a portrait of her for her husband's birthday that her appearance brought her attention.
The artist who painted her picture wrote about her likeness in her local newspaper the Essex Chronicle.
Mrs Charles related how the story was picked up by the national media with the word "look-a-like" coined by a Daily Express reporter.