The Duchess of Cornwall

The new Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh

On 19 November 1947, the day before his wedding to Princess Elizabeth, his father-in-law King George VI bestowed by Letters Patent the style His Royal Highness on Philip, and on the morning of the wedding, 20 November 1947, further Letters Patent of that day created him Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich of Greenwich in the County of London. As was [read more]

Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II – Mother and Queen (Part two)

Read part one here. On 9 July 1947, the engagement between Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten was announced. Shortly before the wedding, Elizabeth’s father bestowed a number of titles on his future son-in-law. He was to be the Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, Baron Greenwich and should be addressed as “His Royal Highness.” He [read more]