VERY RARE HRH Prince Philip Signed 1973 Presentation Photo This an authentic photograph & signature presented to...... On his visit to Australia in 1973 with her majesty the Queen Elizabeth II. It is iit's original green leather frained frame with stand.
This is an exceedingly rare 1973 antique royalty / nobility signed /autographed royal manuscript document / letter / royal presentation photograph, hand-signed by HRH Prince Philip / Duke of Edinburgh. In original green leather royal presentation picture frame. This is an exceedingly rare official royal presentation photograph, typically reserved as gifts for royalty and important members of society and government.
Royal HRH Presentation Photograph / Photo measures 7" x 9" framed, signed below on the mount. Photograph measures 4.5" x 5.75" unframed. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, 10 June 1921) was a member of the British royal family as the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.
Philip was born into the Greek and Danish royal families. He was born in Greece, but his family was exiled from the country when he was an infant. After being educated in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, he joined the British Royal Navy in 1939, aged 18.
From July 1939, he began corresponding with the 13-year-old Princess Elizabeth, whom he had first met in 1934. During the Second World War he served with distinction in the Mediterranean and Pacific Fleets. After the war, Philip was granted permission by George VI to marry Elizabeth.Before the official announcement of their engagement in July 1947, he abandoned his Greek and Danish titles and styles, became a naturalised British subject, and adopted his maternal grandparents' surname Mountbatten. He married Elizabeth on 20 November 1947. Just before the wedding, he was granted the style His Royal Highness and created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich by King George VI.
Philip left active military service when Elizabeth became queen in 1952, having reached the rank of commander, and was made a British prince in 1957. Philip and Elizabeth have four children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. Through a British Order in Council issued in 1960, descendants of the couple not bearing royal styles and titles can use the surname Mountbatten-Windsor, which has also been used by some members of the royal family who do hold titles, such as Anne, Andrew, and Edward.