THE QUEEN’s father was demure to concede her to marry Prince Philip given he “secretly dreaded losing her” an insider has claimed.
Philip Eade, a author behind Young Prince Philip: His Turbulent Early Life, suggested that King George VI feared losing his daughter as a companion.
Mabell Airlie, lady-in-waiting to Queen Mary, told Eade that a aristocrat had a “secret dread” of losing “his consistent messenger in shooting, walking, roving – in fact everything.”
The aristocrat eventually concluded that his daughter could marry Philip of Greece and Denmark, as he was afterwards known, on a condition that she waited until she was 21.
He had formerly been penetrating to check a engagement, as had a Queen mom as they found him “rough, ill-mannered, untaught and would substantially not be faithful”, a Telegraph reports.
Lady Pamela Hicks, a daughter of a Duke of Edinburgh’s uncle Louis Mountbatten and a Queen’s third cousin, formerly certified that their attribute got off to a hilly start.
Speaking to Vanity Fair publisher James Reginato about their attribute in 2013, she explained that it was her sister Patricia’s marriage in 1946 that was a staggering impulse for a couple.
Philip of Greece and Denmark, as he was afterwards known, was seen holding a cloak of a immature Princess Elizabeth that caused a “media frenzy” according to the Express.
But her relatives King George VI and a Queen Mother were reduction than impressed.
Lady Pamela said: “The King and Queen were appalled.
“The suspicion that he competence turn a son-in-law was many unwelcome. Why wasn’t she marrying some important English duke?
“Yes, he was a Prince of Greece and Denmark. But really suspect, Greece – they get absolved of their stately families regularly. And he had no money.”
However, their condemnation clearly had no impact on a stately intrigue with a Queen and Philip marrying in a ancestral rite on Nov 20, 1947.
The integrate had met 13 years earlier, during a marriage of Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark and Prince George, Duke of Kent, in 1934.
After a third assembly in Jul 1939 a destiny Queen, who was only 13 years aged during a time, is pronounced to have depressed in adore with Philip – and they began exchanging letters.
The integrate became personally intent in 1946 and Elizabeth’s father, King George VI, systematic that any grave rendezvous was behind until after his daughter’s 21st birthday – in Apr 1947.
Their rendezvous was strictly announced in Jul of a same year.
In other stately news, we told we how Camilla “didn’t wish William to marry flattering though low Kate Middleton and urged Prince Charles to assistance her separate them up” according to a stately author.
We also suggested the scientific reason because we’re all spooky with a Royal Family.