Saturday, November 20, would have marked the Queen and Prince Philip’s 74 year wedding anniversary. Queen Elizabeth and Philip met when they were 13 and 18 years old, respectively. This was in 1934 when they both attended the wedding of Philip’s cousin, Princess Marina of Greece to The Duke of Kent.
They met again at Dartmouth Royal Navy College in 1939, and Prince Philip reportedly tried to impress her on the tennis court.
Soon after, the couple started writing to one another and Prince Philip declared his love.
Their engagement was announced on July 9, 1947, after Philip asked King George VI for permission to marry his daughter.
The wedding took place four months after the engagement on November 20 at Westminster Abbey and was watched by 200 million people worldwide.
The Duke of Edinburgh passed away on April 9 this year aged 99, two months before his 100th birthday.
As young lovers, the romantic story of how they fell in love has stolen the hearts of royal fans around the world.
Prince Philip used a very meaningful piece of jewellery to craft an engagement ring for the Queen.
Experts at Steven Stone jewellers revealed to Express.co.uk the symbolism of the Queen’s engagement ring from the Duke.
According to Steven Stone, Prince Philip used diamonds from his mother’s tiara, Princess Alice of Battenburg to create Queen Elizabeth’s stunning three-carat engagement ring.
The Princess gave her son the…