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    Was Queen Elizabeth II Related to Her Husband Prince Philip?

    She fell in love at age 18 and she never looked at anyone else.” Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were married for 73 years until Philip’s death in April 2021 at 99 years old. The Queen died at age 96 on September 8, 2022. Looking back at their love story, we really wonder what they were like as teenagers in love. Princess Elizabeth (then) met Philip in 1934 when he was 13 years old and she was just eight years old.

    They met again after five years when Elizabeth was 13, Phillip was 18, and then they fell in love. They began exchanging letters regularly. “He was a perfectly natural young sailor and very much in love with the girl of the house. But he would not in any way fawn on the elders and say, ‘What a suitable husband I am going to be.’ He was very much his own man,” Sir Edward Ford, who worked for the Queen, told People. But, were the Queen and her husband related?

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    How Queen Elizabeth Was Related To Prince Phillip

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    Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Philip

    Most royal marriages are done for strengthening alliances and political gain, but the marriage of these two love birds was born out of love. For maintaining the pure royal blood in the generation, most of Europe’s royal families are somehow related. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were cousins through more than one line of descent. Elizabeth and Prince Philip were third cousins as they had the same great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.

    Let us explain further. Queen Elizabeth was the eldest child of King George VI, who was the second son of King George V, who was the second son of King Edward VII, who was Queen Victoria’s second child. Prince Philip’s mother was Princess Alice, whose mother was Princess Victoria, whose mother was Princess Alice, who was Queen Victoria’s third child.

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    Elizabeth And Philip Were Related Through More Than One Line

    Young Elizabeth and Philip

    This might come off as a surprise but the queen and her beloved were related through one more line of descent. Prince Philip and the Queen were also cousins through King Christian IX of Denmark. Queen Elizabeth II was the great-granddaughter of King Christian IX of Denmark. Elizabeth’s father, George VI, was the son of George V, who was the son of Alexandra of Denmark, who was the daughter of Christian IX.

    King Christian IX of Denmark was Prince Philip’s paternal great-grandfather. Philip’s father was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, who was the son of Prince George I of Greece, who was the son of Christian IX. Okay! don’t scratch your head, let us simplify. Prince Philip had the same great-grandfather as Queen Elizabeth’s father, George VI. Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth were second cousins in this way.

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