The love story of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip is like a fairy tale. The two met when both were very young, but after their first official meeting, the future Queen of England knew he was her one. And now, more than 70 years later, they are still married.
Thus the mothers and patriarch of the British royal family met and fell in love.
They really met when they were kids
These rattles you've heard over the years about Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II are connected, and that's why they met at some royal meetings that grew up.
The distant cousins met for the first time, each attended by the wedding of the cousin of Princess Philip and Elizabeth's aunt, Prince George Duke of Kent in 1934. At that time, Prince Philip was only 13 years old and then Princess Elizabeth was only 8.
Three years later, Philip was also the coronation of Elizabeth's father, George VI.
Elizabeth fell in love with a meeting on a tennis court
Their first official meeting was in 1939 when King George II, The sixth brought his family to college. The Royal Dartmouth, Devon. King George's biographer The sixth, Sir John Wheeler-Bennett, noted that at the end of the week the Princess fell on Philip.
Marion Crawford, Elizabeth's governess agreed that Elizabeth, 13, was completely stained with the 18-year-old prince when he hosted her on a tennis court by jumping over the nets. "I thought he showed a good deal," Crawford said, but added that the princess "never looked away from her all the time."
But Phillip thought the same thoughts as Elizabeth at the time. "Well, we met at Dartmouth, and for me it was a very amusing experience to get on the yacht and meet them, and that sort of thing, that's all," said biographer Basil Booth.
They saw each other again a few times later and began to write more letters over the years. "We used to talk from time to time," Philip said. "But if you're connected – I mean, I knew half of the people here, they were all relationships – it's not so unusual to be on a kind of relationship in a family relationship with someone. Guess I started thinking about it seriously, oh, let me think now … When I came back in 46 I went to Belmoral. "
In July 1947, when Elizabeth was 21, she and the Prince announced they were engaged. The couple married five months later in Westminster Abbey with 2,000 guests.
They still make time for each other
There have been recent reports that the royal couple did not spend more time together now that Philip lived in a cottage on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk called Wood Farm and his wife lived in Buckingham Palace.
However, this is because the Duke retired from his royal duties in 2017 and wants to spend some time out of the limelight away from the city. Since the Queen had not yet retired, she still had to spend most of her time at the Royal House in London.
A source told Express that while they do not sleep under one roof every night, the two still make time for each other.
"[Philip] "They see each other according to Her Majesty's schedule, but she works around him to see him as much as possible," the source said.
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