Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip got engaged 73 years ago

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip got engaged 73 years ago

- 73 years ago Prince Phillip worked up the courage to ask Elizabeth to marry him, no ordinary girl but the heir to the royal throne

- He proposed with a beautiful 3-carat diamond ring which was made from Phillip's mom's wedding tiara

- The couple have stuck together through thick and thin and are an inspiration in terms of couple goals

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73 years ago, on this day Queen Elizabeth and Lt. Philip Mountbatten announced their engagement. Last year they had celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary.

ABC News celebrated the royal couple's engagement with a post on social media.

"ON THIS DAY: In 1947, the engagement of Britain's Princess Elizabeth to Lt. Philip Mountbatten was announced.

They celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary last year."


When Prince Phillip proposed to Elizabeth he knew that he was not asking for the hand of an ordinary woman but the heir to the British throne.

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73 years ago, on this day 1947 Queen Elizabeth Philip got engaged
73 years on and Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip are still happily married. Photo credit: Depositphotos
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According to Goodhousekeeping, he had to ask his mom for help to win her over by borrowing her diamonds from her tiara she had used on her own wedding day to create a wedding band.

It did the trick and after the couple announced their engagement the world got to see the ring. The 3-carat gem on the rings was called 'rather modest' by the ITV program A Very Royal Wedding.

On 20 November 1947, the big day arrived and she married Prince Philip Mountbatten at London's Westminster Abbey.

The couple is still happily married today.

In other news, Legit.ng reported that the royal family has been subjected to some out-right crazy conspiracy theories over the past couple of years and we took a look at them.

People often come up with bizarre stories to fit their own views and narratives. More often than not, famous people or those who are in a position of power become the subjects of these conspiracy theories.

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The royal family is no stranger to these theories. Some of the most bizarre stories about Queen Elizabeth II and her family have circulated for years now and Legit.ng took a look at some of the claims.

Legit.ng also reported that the UK embarked on lockdown since March and the public which made Queen Elizabeth II going indoor but the people finally got a glimpse of her for the first time in months on Sunday, May 31.

The queen enjoyed a horseback ride at Windsor Castle alongside her daughter, Princess Anne. She was photographed wearing a colourful headscarf as she rode one of her favourite horses - a 14-year-old Fell Pony called Balmoral Fern.

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