On Thursday, September 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II, the monarch of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth states, passed away at the age of 96. She held the title of the constitutional monarch of the United Kingdom for 70 years, making her the longest-reigning queen in British history. Following her father’s passing, King George VI, her reign began in February 1952.
Elizabeth was the presumed heir when her father assumed the throne in 1936 following the abdication of his brother, King Edward VIII.
She was married to Prince Philip, who passed away last year, and was a widow. We shall examine their relationship timeline in this post to determine the age difference between them.
Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II relationship timeline
The young princess, who was then the princess, started writing letters to Philip, who was then stationed in the Royal Navy, when she was just 13 years old. As directed by her father, the couple did not get engaged until Elizabeth reached 21.
While attending the 1934 wedding of Prince George, Duke of Kent, and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, Queen Elizabeth II first met Prince Philip. Elizabeth was only eight years old, and Philip was just 13 years old. They had no idea that this would eventually usher in their love tale!
Five years later, on a family vacation, when she was 13 and he was 18, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were able to reunite. Andrew Roberts, a historian, discussed the period with TODAY. At first sight, she fell hopelessly, completely in love with him, he claimed. What follows is history. Following a few years of exchanging love letters, the pair declared their engagement in 1947.
Only four months after the news of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s engagement, at 10:30 am on November 20, 1947, at Westminster Abbey, the much-anticipated nuptials took place. Eight bridesmaids were present on the big day, including Princess Margaret, Elizabeth II’s younger sister, and her and Prince Philip’s cousins. Not to mention the fact that Prince Michael of Kent and Prince William of Gloucester served as page boys.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip got married in 1947 and remained as husband and wife until 2021, year when the Duke of Edinburgh passed away shortly before turning 100.
They had Prince Charles, now King Charles III, as their first child in 1949. The couple welcomed Princess Anne, their lone child, in 1950. Prince Andrew, their third child, was born in 1960. Prince Edward, their last child, was born in 1964.
Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II age gap
The late Queen was born on April 21, 1926, and was 96 years old. Her late husband, on the other hand, was born on June 10, 1921, and was 100 years old. There was a 4 year age gap between the royal couple.