I know many of us were on the edge of our seats today, wondering whether the royal vaults would open up for tonight’s South African state banquet. I’m pleased to say that the answer is yes—at least in part!
On February 5, 1952, Princess Elizabeth climbed into a treehouse hotel for a night’s stay. The following morning, when she climbed back down, everything had changed.
Seventy-five years ago, Britain was buzzing with the exciting news that the heiress presumptive, Princess Elizabeth, would soon marry a handsome prince. Today, we’re looking back at the story (and the jewels!) of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s royal engagement.