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‘I think the Princess fell headlong in love with him at that moment’
Today marks what would have been Prince Philip’s 100th birthday, with the Duke of Edinburgh tragically passing away in April.
To pay tribute to the Duke and his 100 years, the internet has seen a wave a tributes, with multiple throwback videos and anecdotes of Prince Philip making headlines.
Among them was a sweet anecdote surrounding the Queen and Prince Philip’s first meeting, with their 73-year marriage going on to be the longest in British royal history.
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 the royal family at this tragic time.