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On 9 July 1947 - Buckingham Palace announces the engagement of Princess Elizabeth to Philiip Mountbatten RN.
2024/06/04

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It was a day of celebration and excitement when Buckingham Palace released the official announcement on July 9, 1947 - Princess Elizabeth, the heir to the British throne, was engaged to Philip Mountbatten.  But their love story had unfurled years before, tracing back to the royal bloodlines of Europe.

Philip, born a Prince of Greece and Denmark, shared a royal connection with Elizabeth, his second cousin once removed through King Christian IX of Denmark and third cousin through Queen Victoria.

 Their shared lineage brought more than just a union of two hearts;  it represented the intertwining of royal dynasties.

The young couple's destiny was set into motion in 1934, at the wedding of Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, Philip's cousin.  It was a momentous meeting that would eventually lead to their own nuptials being declared to the world 13 years later.

The engagement between Elizabeth and Philip was more than just a marital promise;  it was a testament to their enduring relationship amidst the scrutiny and demands that came with royal life.  Philip's royal heritage, while not as direct as Elizabeth's, still held significance in the eyes of the monarchy.

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