On 9 July 1947, the engagement between Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten was announced. From Buckingham Palace came the announcement, “It is with the greatest pleasure that the King and Queen announce the betrothal of their dearly beloved daughter the Princess Elizabeth, to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, RN.” They were married on 20 November 1947, and [read more]
Following the funeral service at Westminster Abbey, Her Majesty The Queen will be reunited with her husband, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who died on 9 April 2021. His coffin currently rests in the Royal Vault at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, waiting to be simultaneously interred with his wife. Both will be [read more]
With the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, on 9 April 2021, his titles passed to his eldest son and heir, Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales. Prince Charles has gained the titles Duke of Edinburgh with its subsidiary titles of Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich, of Greenwich in the County of [read more]
Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers will be broadcast on BBC One on 22 September 2021 at 9 P.M GMT.
The name Mountbatten was the anglicised name that the Battenberg family in England took during the First World War. But who were the Battenbergs to begin with? The name was created for Julia von Hauke, who became Countess and then Princess of Battenberg. Julia was the great-grandmother of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Julia von [read more]
Read part one here. On 9 October 1937, Cecilie’s father-in-law died at the age of 68. On 12 October, Cecilie was joined by both her mother and grandmother for the funeral. There was a strong Nazi presence at the funeral, and both Cecilie and her husband had joined the Nazi party on 1 May 1937 [read more]