Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip: The story of their marriage.
“Tolerance is the one essential ingredient of any happy marriage,” Philip said on their 50th wedding anniversary.
Their differing backgrounds was a cause of concern to other members of the royal family, according to Clive Irving, the author of “The Last Queen: How Queen Elizabeth II Saved the Monarchy.”“Before they got married, there was a lot of hesitancy in the court and palace about whether he was the right match,” he said.
Their courtship also took place under the shadow of King Edward VIII, who abdicated in 1936 after he fell in love with an American woman, Wallis Simpson, who was twice divorced. Edward decided to step away from the monarchy rather than give her up.“There was concern about the institution of the monarchy, as much as about the marriage,” Irving said.
Elizabeth and Philip announced their engagement in July 1947, and got married just over four months later, with the future queen smiling broadly in photos with her new husband. Like other brides in the years after World War II, Elizabeth had to use ration coupons to buy the materials for her wedding dress. headtopics.com
Elizabeth and Prince Philip wave after their wedding in November 1947.Keystone / Getty ImagesThe wedding itself was a grand affair, with 2,000 guests at Westminster Abbey, a reception at Buckingham Palace and a 9-foot-tall wedding cake.“We behave as though we had belonged to each other for years,” Elizabeth wrote in a letter to her parents shortly after they married. “Philip is an angel – he is so kind and thoughtful.’’
Philip, who was given the title the Duke of Edinburgh and rescinded his Greek royal title, wasbesottedwith his young wife.“My ambition is to weld the two of us into a new combined existence that will not only be able to withstand the shocks directed at us but will also have a positive existence for the good,” he wrote to his new mother-in-law shortly after the wedding.
This adoration was also clear to Elizabeth’s father, King George VI, who extolled his love in a letter to his daughter after her wedding, expressing how much he would miss her.“I can see that you are sublimely happy with Philip which is right but don't forget us,” he wrote.
The couple soon had children, with Prince Charles arriving just a year after the wedding, and Princess Anne two years later.Princess Anne in the arms of her mother Queen Elizabeth II while Prince Philip holds Prince Charles in 1951.Keystone-France / Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images headtopics.com
During these early years,Philip concentratedon his military career and served as the commander of a Royal Navy ship. The couple lived in Malta from 1949 to 1951, where Elizabeth was less a princess than an officer’s wife.This carefree existence came to an end with the unexpected death of Elizabeth’s father in 1952, just five years after Elizabeth and Philip’s wedding.Read more: MSNBC »
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The tv ratings in the UK literally cratered because no one wanted to watch the coverage of this person. Maybe romanticizing white supremacy and colonialism isn’t the box office draw you all thought. I think innocent princess Elizabeth was set to be trapped in love by this wandering Greek royal and his maternal uncle Lord Mountbatten.
Weren’t they cousins Who?!? This is a puff piece and not based on facts. it’s called incest 🖤 Yawn. Write about his Antifa days. Leave HER. AT. peace,,,, US. Media..... LEAVE. HER. AT. pEACE.., I met my spouse on our family reunion too 3 ...the biggest honor to her ‘rock’ would be to hand down the throne to Charles and be there as his support and confidante. Only God has a ‘job for life’.
Prince William Releases Heartfelt Statement on Prince Philip and New Photo of Him With Prince George“I will always be grateful that my wife had so many years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he showed her.”
He was lucky, he lived with the maximum of dignity, here in Brazil it has not been easy lived, imagine having dignity.... The script could not have been written better than the truth of their history and relationship. Ok ❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏 zzzzzzzzz She tolerated him I DON'T CARE. Reality check. These were not nice people. Read their real history. They both abused their power and wealth.
This is a real love story. Prince Phillip’s unconditional support to his wife, the Queen, for 73 years has to be recognized as exceptional. He had a God given virtue that not every man has; but he accepted his role for the love of his queen. I believe The Crown version.
Prince William Shares Unseen Photo Of Prince George And Prince Philip'I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandpa.' whm
Well, that helps explain to me why they didn't see the disintegration of Charles and Diana's marriage coming. Naive young girl meets worldly older Prince, fairytale wedding--it worked out wonderfully for them, why would they think it would be otherwise for their son? I’m actually ready for this to be over. Is that asking too much? Why is this dragging on ? I don’t even understand what you want.
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Princess Eugenie supported by Prince William and Prince Charles following her emotional tribute to Prince PhilipPrincess Eugenie supported by Prince William and Prince Charles following her emotional tribute to late grandfather, Prince Philip
Prince Harry Reportedly Feels Guilty He Couldn’t Say Goodbye to Prince Philip in PersonPrince Harry is reportedly really upset over Prince Philip's death and feels guilty that he couldn't say goodbye in person. if there is a choice or ethics involved in who goes to the funeral the oldest grandchild should be considered 1st maybe if he took some time out from his Oprah interview he could've gone to visit him at the hospital. Shame
Prince Charles Teared Up as He Read Tributes to Prince PhilipCharles and Camilla viewed flowers and messages left for Philip.
Prince Charles and Camilla visibly moved as they view floral tributes left for Prince PhilipThe Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall looked visibly emotional as they looked at the floral tributes that had been left for Prince Philip