- 73 years ago Prince Phillip worked up the courage to ask Elizabeth to marry him, no ordinary girl but the heir to the royal throne
- He proposed with a beautiful three-carat diamond ring which was made from Phillip's mom's wedding tiara
- The couple have stuck together through thick and thin and are an inspiration in terms of couple goals
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73 years ago on this day, Queen Elizabeth and Lt. Philip Mountbatten announced their engagement. Last year they had celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary.
ABC News celebrated the royal couple's engagement with a post on social media.
"ON THIS DAY: In 1947, the engagement of Britain's Princess Elizabeth to Lt. Philip Mountbatten was announced. They celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary last year."
When Prince Phillip proposed to Elizabeth he knew that he was not asking for the hand of an ordinary woman but the heir to the British throne.
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According to Goodhousekeeping he had to ask his mom for help to win her over by borrowing her diamonds from her tiara she had used on her own wedding day to create a wedding band.
It did the trick and after the couple announced their engagement the world got to see the ring. The 3-carat gem on the rings was called 'rather modest' by the ITV programme, A Very Royal Wedding.
On 20 November, 1947, the big day arrived and she married Prince Philip Mountbatten at London's Westminster Abbey. The couple are still happily married today.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that the royal family has been subjected to some out-right crazy conspiracy theories over the past couple of years and we took a look at them.
People often come up with bizarre stories to fit their own views and narratives. More often than not, famous people or those who are in a position of power become the subjects of these conspiracy theories.
The royal family are no strangers to these theories. Some of the most bizarre stories about Queen Elizabeth II and her family have circulated for years now and Briefly.co.za took a look at some of the claims.
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