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‘I think the Princess fell headlong in love with him at that moment’
With Valentine’s Day falling today, people across the world have been celebrating, sharing love stories of their own and spreading those of others.
Among the stories to resurface was one involving Queen Elizabeth and her late husband, Prince Philip.
The Duke of Edinburgh tragically died last year aged 99, survived by his wife, Her Majesty The Queen, aged 95.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip‘s 73-year marriage was the longest in British royal history, and it was a sweet anecdote surrounding their first meeting that resurfaced and went viral this February 14th.
National Geographic‘s documentary, Being the Queen, looked into the Queen’s private life and how it links with her public role, featuring a rare recording where Lady Pamela Hicks, Prince Philip’s cousin, recalled the moment he met Queen Elizabeth.
According to reports, the Queen was then just a 13-year-old princess and Prince Philip was an 18-year-old cadet, with the two first crossing paths in Dartmouth in 1939, with King George VI, the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret all present.
Referring to Prince Philip as ‘this absolute Greek god’, Lady Hicks recalled: ‘I think the Princess fell headlong in love with him at that moment’.
Our thoughts remain with Her Majesty at this tragic time.