Queen Elizabeth reportedly left her family “appalled” when she wed husband Prince Philip.
The royal couple - who recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary - are said to have faced “fierce opposition” for their budding romance.
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The daughter of Prince Philip’s uncle, Lady Pamela Hicks, revealed all in an interview with Vanity Fair journalist, James Reginato.
“When Philip casually took the coat of Princess Elizabeth as they arrived, the press assembled outside caught this first hint of a royal romance, and a media frenzy ensued,” said James.
“The future queen had 'clocked him,' as Pamela puts it, when she visited Dartmouth Naval College with her parents when she was 13 years old.”
Lady Pamela added: “She never from that moment thought of anybody else. It was a real love match.”
“The King and Queen were appalled.”
The royal pair went on to have four children Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh are currently on summer break at Balmoral.
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