A Huge Sacrifice Prince Philip's Mom Made For Her Son's Happy Marriage With Queen Elizabeth's
Being a Royal commands elegance, class, and poise. It is little wonder why the Royals' make some clear choices, in terms of how they act, who they fall in love with, and even the type of engagement ring they wear! The costly engagement rings of the royal princesses have a spin to it, from that of the Princess of Wales to the Duchess of York, to the Duchess of Sussex, to Queen Elizabeth.
However, the story of how Queen Elizabeth's diamond engagement ring was obtained puts one's emotion into play. Before we get into all those details, let’s take a trip down memory lane on how the great monarch found love.
THE LOVE CIRCLE OF PRINCESS ELIZABETH AND PRINCE PHILIP: HOW THEY MET
Although monarchy has a way in which they conduct their affairs, Queen Elizabeth’s union to Prince Philip didn’t necessarily follow that route. In the past, princesses were betrothed to princes to extend territoriality; it was on very few occasions that a prince and a princess would handpick their partner. The love story of Prince Phillip and Queen Elizabeth was a sweet and compassionate one which dates as far back as 1939.
The duo started as friends after seeing each other often at several Royal gatherings and ceremonies. Queen Elizabeth instantly fell in love and in 1946, they decided to tie the knot. The couple solidified their bond with a low-key function. They considered the excess loss that was accrued after World War II and chose to spend very little to curtail extravagances. However, the wedding party was at Buckingham Palace, with a 9-foot-tall wedding cake!
Go to the 'Next chapter' to find out the story behind the amazing wedding ring.