Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip

November, 29, 1934

Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip first met in 1934 at the wedding of Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark to Prince George, Duke of Kent, in Westminster Abbey. The couple met again five years later in 1939 at Dartmouth Royal Naval College. According to Elizabeth’s governess, Marion Crawford, the princess was drawn to Philip’s “Viking” good looks. Marion Crawford, Elizabeth's governess, recalls in her memoir that Philip caused the teenage Elizabeth to turn “pink-faced” when she saw him. Elizabeth's cousin Margaret Rhodes wrote in her autobiography that she “was truly in love from the very beginning”. Their wedding took place in this hall on 20 November 1947 at Westminster Abbey. Biographer Ingrid Seward wrote that Prince Philip penned a letter to Elizabeth saying, "To have been spared in the war and seen victory, to have been given the chance to rest and to re-adjust myself, to have fallen in love completely and unreservedly, makes all one's personal and even the world's troubles seem small and petty.” Sources:, The Independent and

Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom