Dolls' house had royal seal of approval

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A tiny guest book that includes the Queen's signature and once sat in a magnificent dolls' house is up for sale. The 1.5-inch book was made for "Titania's Palace", a model commissioned in 1907 by Sir Nevile Wilkinson for his daughter. Thirty years later, the young princesses Elizabeth and Margaret were shown the house. They signed the guest book with their first names and dated the entry 22 July 1938.

The giant dolls' house, which was heated and lit by electricity, was made of mahogany and had 18 rooms containing hand-carved furniture and 3,000 little works of art. It stayed in Sir Nevile's family for years but was sold in the 1960s and is now displayed in Denmark. The book will be sold tomorrow at an auction house in Dorchester.