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With Valentine’s Day falling today, people across the world have been celebrating, sharing love stories of their own and spreading those of others.
Among the stories to resurface was one involving Queen Elizabeth and her late husband, Prince Philip.
The Duke of Edinburgh tragically died last year aged 99, survived by his wife, Her Majesty The Queen, aged 95.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip‘s 73-year marriage was the longest in British royal history. And it was a sweet anecdote surrounding Prince Philip’s wedding present to The Queen ahead of their 1947 nuptials that resurfaced and went viral this February 14th.
The gift in question – a very special piece of jewellery.
The Duke of Edinburgh gave Queen Elizabeth a diamond bracelet, a piece of jewellery that is known to be one of the Monarch’s favourite ever pieces, referred to as ‘The Queen’s Wedding Bracelet’.
But why is the bracelet so special? Well, other than marking their wedding milestone, the piece of jewellery has a link to Prince Philip’s mother, with Princess Alice of Battenberg giving her son diamonds from her tiara to make Queen Elizabeth a piece of jewellery. Prince Philip then designed the bracelet himself, giving it to his bride on their wedding day.
This is lovely.