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Was It Always Happily Ever After For Elizabeth II? New Details Of The Queen’s Marriage Recently Revealed!

Date November 16, 2018 08:47

Every beloved newlywed couple dreams of living in perfect harmony for over 70 years. Although such long marriages have always been rare, there are still examples of exemplary families even among celebrities. However, is their marriage immaculate for real?

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Princess Elizabeth married her beloved Philip Mountbatten on November 20, 1947, 13 years after their first meeting. The young man had to sacrifice a lot in order to marry the future Queen. He gave up his titles and remained in the shadow of his wife for the rest of his life. Even after her coronation, he was never awarded the title of king. Today, we will find out the newest facts about the marriage of the most respected royal couple.

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Few people know that the wedding of Elizabeth and Philip could have taken place earlier if it weren’t for her father. The documentary series, The Royal House of Windsor, revealed one of the first conflicts that the young couple had faced. It turned out that Mountbatten proposed to the princess without the prior consent of her father. As expected, the king didn’t take kindly to it, so he insisted his daughter instead go on a tour around African countries with her whole family, which lasted 3 months. Nevertheless, the long-awaited event finally took place after that. Prince Philip presented Elizabeth a diamond ring as an engagement gift. The jewelry once sparkled in his mother’s tiara. Meanwhile, the bride made a lot of effort to collect the required number of coupons to buy a wedding dress.

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The first years of the young family weren’t easy because the Duke of Edinburgh was still working on his officer’s career and was often absent. The young wife often went with him, even if this required leaving little Charles and Anne at home.

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The public was always worried about why Elizabeth and Philip waited for 10 years before becoming parents for the third time. One of the possible explanations was found in the book of famous biographer Sally Bedell Smith, Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch. The Duke was said to be worried for the reason he was the only person in the country who didn’t have the right to give children his surname. Moreover, he was claimed to be rather rude to his wife who was already pregnant with Prince Andrew. This must have been another reason for their heirs to inherit the surname Mountbatten-Windsor.

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Was It Always Happily Ever After For Elizabeth II? New Details Of The Queen’s Marriage Recently Revealed!gettyimages

The claims that Prince Philip was arrogant and didn’t care much for manners were quite ambiguous. He was said to be unreasonably strict with their firstborn; however, there were undoubtedly very tender moments in their family. After the coronation, he took up the children’s upbringing and domestic issues, and was always there for Elizabeth, regardless of his difficult character.

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Their numerous photos together serve as a great proof of mutual devotion and support. We can often observe how they talked, whispering to each other even during official events. Their emotions and reactions were usually similar, and they were often seen to laugh at the same jokes. Even though Philip was always one step behind his wife, he was invariably in charge of the family, looking after everybody as a caring father and a loving husband.

Was It Always Happily Ever After For Elizabeth II? New Details Of The Queen’s Marriage Recently Revealed!gettyimages

Was It Always Happily Ever After For Elizabeth II? New Details Of The Queen’s Marriage Recently Revealed!gettyimages

Was It Always Happily Ever After For Elizabeth II? New Details Of The Queen’s Marriage Recently Revealed!gettyimages

A long-term marriage is a difficult job. The fact that this royal couple has managed to maintain its union for such a long period deserves much admiration.

What about you? How strong is your union with your husband? Have you been there for each other during all the ups and downs? Share your experience in comments.

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