On this day in 1947, 70 years ago, Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of Princess (now Queen) Elizabeth and Lt. Philip Mountbatten (former Prince Philip of Greece and now the Duke of Edinburgh). The couple got engaged in 1946, but weren’t given permission by her father until April 1947. They got married in November that year, and will celebrate their 70th Anniversary this year. Take a look at photos from the announcement of their engagement below-
Princess Elizabeth and Lt. Philip Mountbatten posed for a series of portraits outside Buckingham Palace, just before or after a Garden Party held that day.
The couple also posed in the White Drawing Room of the Palace with the Bride’s family.