Us Weekly: Young Prince Philip Was Handsome & Dashing and Women Threw Themselves at Him

Recently, a royal biographer revealed in an interview how Prince Philip won the hearts of many women because of his handsome looks and dashing personality.

Although Prince Philip immediately caught Queen Elizabeth's eyes, she was not the only royal interested in him. Princess Margaret also had a sort of crush on him, Ingrid Seward told Us Weekly.

"I think a lot of women did [fall in love with him] because he was so handsome and dashing, and he was a Naval officer. He was also a prince," the popular biographer explained.

Prince Philip on May 15, 2011 in Windsor, England. | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Philip on May 15, 2011 in Windsor, England. | Photo: Getty Images

"So he had a lot of things going for him and women wanting [him]. They did certainly throw themselves at him," added Seward, the author of "Prince Philip Revealed: A Man of his Century."

In November 1947, Prince Philip and the Queen of England were married. They shared four children: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward. 

Prince Philip photographed in his military uniform on October 10, 2003. | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Philip photographed in his military uniform on October 10, 2003. | Photo: Getty Images

During their lengthy relationship, Queen Elizabeth II was happiest when keeping her husband pleased and amused, said Seward, who wrote 14 books on the British royal family.

In 1934 Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth had their first encounter at a royal family wedding.

Queen Elizabeth II and The Prince Philip with Princess Anne and Prince Charles outside Balmoral Castle, 19th September 1952. | Photo: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II and The Prince Philip with Princess Anne and Prince Charles outside Balmoral Castle, 19th September 1952. | Photo: Getty Images

As a public figure, Prince Philip came in second to his wife. But at home, he actively involved himself in all aspects of family affairs — from his children's schooling to managing the family's royal estates.

For his immediate family, Seward stressed that Prince Philip's legacy is in every scrap of land and how the royals run their homes, and how they display their collection of priceless art.

Portrait of Prince Philip Mountbatten posed in naval uniform circa 1947.| Photo: Getty Images

Portrait of Prince Philip Mountbatten posed in naval uniform circa 1947.| Photo: Getty Images

In 1934 Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth had their first encounter at a royal family wedding. Five years later, in 1939, the two reconnected with each other when he was 18, and she was 13.

On this occasion, Queen Elizabeth had accompanied her parents to visit Britain's Royal Naval College, where Prince Philip was a cadet. They were raised in very different environments.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 1957, on their wedding day. | Photo: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 1957, on their wedding day. | Photo: Getty Images

According to royal author Clive Irving, other members of the royal family expressed concern over their differing backgrounds. Despite this, the couple soon became husband and wife.

Prince Philip was now revered as the longest-serving consort in British history and has sacrificed a naval career to be an excellent supporter of his wife. He passed away on April 9, 2021, at the age of 99.

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