Perhaps not the first person who comes to mind when you mention the British royal family, Prince Philip is known to most just as Queen Elizabeth's husband. But before Prince Philip married Queen Elizabeth, he had quite an interesting life story. And he was a cutie to boot!
Born to royal parents in Greece but a naturalized British citizen, Philip joined the Royal Navy after his schooling. When his third cousin, Queen Elizabeth, visited the Royal Naval College with her sister, Princess Margaret, Philip was asked to escort them. The Queen was only 13 years old at the time, but she fell in love with Philip and began writing letters to him. Eventually, King George gave Philip permission to marry Elizabeth, but not until she turned 21. And, well, the rest is history!
Watch the video below to see Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's sweetest moments together.
At 96 years old, Prince Philip is generally thought of as a nice older man—a father or grandfather figure of sorts. But that does him such a disservice when you realize that young Prince Philip was quite a looker! No wonder Queen Elizabeth fell head over heels...
Scroll through and swoon over these rare photos of young Prince Philip.