Elizabeth and Philip: A Story of Young Love, Marriage and Monarchy by Tessa Dunlop


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The marriage of Britain’s Princess Elizabeth to Lt Philip Mountbatten in November 1947 is remembered as the beginning of an extraordinary, lifelong romance but success was not guaranteed. This book plunges us back into 1940s Britain where fears of a flirtatious ‘Greek’ Prince stealing off with England’s crown jewel saw a deliberate Establishment effort to reframe Philip and Elizabeth and young married love for a post-war generation. Unprecedented newspaper polling on Philip’s suitability was a harbinger of future media pressure for a couple whose image was transformed into a global fairy story. This book explores the affections and contradictions, the tensions and the faith that bonded and successfully held together this world-famous pair and inspired a generation of newly-weds. This edition contains new material on the start of King Charles’s reign.