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Studio of Dorothy Wilding (1893-1976)

Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, R.N. Engagement photograph, 1947 July Jul 1947

Gelatin silver print | 49 x 55.5 (image) | RCIN 2999892

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On 10 July 1947 the engagement between Princess Elizabeth and Lt Philip Mountbatten was made public. In February that year, Prince Philip had renounced his Greek royal title and become a naturalised British citizen with the surname Mountbatten. The day before the wedding Lieutenant Mountbatten was created HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.