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Queen Elizabeth's Parents Were "Appalled" By Her Relationship With Prince Philip So The Couple Had To Fight For Their Love

Date September 20, 2019

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have been together for so long that many may have forgotten the history of their relationship.

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Their love had some peculiarities including the fact that Elizabeth and Philip are actually cousins. They are second cousins once removed through King Christian IX of Denmark and also third cousins in the sense that they had the same great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.

A complicated romance

In 2013, Lady Pamela Hicks, daughter of Prince Philip's uncle Louis Mountbatten, spoke to Vanity Fair journalist James Reginato about the then-Princess Elizabeth's relationship with Prince Philip.

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James wrote that Pamela's sister Lady Patricia's wedding in 1946 marked an important moment in Elizabeth and Philip's relationship. As Philip took Princess Elizabeth's coat when they arrived, the press caught a glimpse of what could be the start of a royal romance.

Both Patricia and Pamela already knew that Elizabeth had a crush on Philip. The future Queen fell for Philip of Greece and Denmark when she visited Dartmouth Naval College with her parents when she was 13 years old.

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From that moment, she had her sights set on him but when she came of age, she had to convince her parents to allow her to marry Philip. Lady Pamela said:

The King and Queen were appalled. The thought that he might become a son-in-law was most unwelcome. Why wasn’t she marrying some respectable English duke?

Prince Philip's infamous bluntness also didn't make Elizabeth's family very comfortable.

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Princess Elizabeth and Philip then had to convince her family that he was a worthy partner before they could agree to their union.

7 decades strong

In 2017 Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip marked their 70th wedding anniversary which is quite a feat.

The royal couple got married on November 1947 and now have four children together. They also now have grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well.

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These two have certainly come a long way and built a full life with each other. How impressive!