Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark. The second child and daughter of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg and sister of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. In 1931 she married Berthold, Margave of Baden.

SISTER - Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark. The second child and daughter of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg and sister of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. In 1931 she married Berthold, Margave of Baden.

From left: A smiling Queen Victoria, her daughter Princess Beatrice, her grand-daughter Princess Louis of Battenberg and her great-grand-daughter Princess Alice of Battenberg (Prince Philip's mother)

a rare photograph showing a smiling Victoria enjoying the company of her daughter Beatrice (standing), granddaughter Victoria of Hesse (sitting), and great-granddaughter Princess Alice (Prince Philip’s mother)

Three generations of royal women linked by the Meander Tiara. Princess Alice of Greece (center) gave this tiara to her daughter-in-law, Queen Elizabeth II, as a wedding gift, who in turn gave it to Princess Anne (left). Princess Anne's daughter, Zara Phillips, wore this tiara on her wedding day, July 2011, (right).

1970 ~ A young Princess Anne, wearing the Princess Annre Meander. Once worn by her paternal grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II mother-in-law, Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark.

Cousins and playmates.  King Michael with his 2nd cousin Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark.  Michael's mother and Philip's father were 1st cousins.  Years later, Michael would meet his future wife, Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma, while in London for Philip's wedding to Princess Elizabeth of York on Nov. 20, 1947.  Just weeks after that happy event Michael would be forced from his throne.

Cousins and playmates. King Michael with his cousin Prince Philip of Greece…

Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and his wife Princess Alice of Battenberg. Parents of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Andrew of Greece & Denmark & wife Princess Alice of Battenberg. Parents of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip with his mother Princess Alice of Greece in 1957  I think there may be a typographical error - more likely 1924

The other Queen mother: She spent two years in an asylum, then became a nun. A new documentary explores the unconventional life of the Queen’s mother-in-law, Princess Alice

Prince Philip with his mother Princess Alice of Greece in Alice was a loving mother but enforced separation from her young son helped to forge Prince Philip’s self-reliant, sometimes cussedly independent spirit.

This photo shows the moment that Queen Elizabeth (then Princess Elizabeth of York) met Prince Philip for the first time:

Extraordinary picture which captures the moment Prince Philip met the Queen for first time when she was just 13

First Meeting: Naval cadet Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh (Philip Mountbatten-born Prince Philip) Greece age 18 plays croquet with Princess Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) UK at Dartmouth College in Photo: Neil Armstrong.

A hand-coloured image of the same parure, worn by Princess Sophie of Hesse, nee Greece (Duke of Edinburgh's  older sister) married Prince Christoph of Hesse in 1930. The tiara designed as five large amethysts, though some say sapphires, interspersed with foliate diamond spacers including smaller amethysts, and held between diamond bands top and bottom.

Colorized photo of the Hanover sapphire parure - Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark (later (i) Princess Christoph of Hesse and (ii) Princess George William of Hanover). Sister to the Duke of Edinburgh.

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