Mannequin Cara Delevingne shared a photo of her grandmother with a 17-year-old Prince Philip in Italy.
The black-and-white snap of Angela Delevingne and the longer term Duke of Edinburgh — who died at age 99 final week — was taken on a seashore in Venice in 1938.
Cara’s sister Poppy additionally posted the throwback photo, writing, “My cousins bear in mind her saying ‘That after assembly him, she thought he’d make somebody an excellent husband someday.’ How proper she was.’”
The photo was taken by Angela’s husband Edward, whom she had married that yr.
It could solely be one yr later that Philip would correctly be launched to Elizabeth, 13, when the princess accompanied her mother and father on a go to to Britain’s Royal Naval School the place he was a cadet.
Angela — who handed away at age 102 in 2015 — was born into an aristocratic household. Her father was a Viscount and her maternal aunt was the stepmother of Lord Mountbatten’s spouse Edwina. Lord Mountbatten was Prince Philip’s uncle and the Queen’s second cousin as soon as eliminated.
She shared 4 kids with Edward and was wed for 37 years till his demise in 1974. Her son Charles, a property developer, is the daddy of Cara, 28, and Poppy, 34.
Cara and Poppy grew up in a Belgravia mansion, and the pulchritudinous pair’s maternal lineage is simply as rarefied. Their mom, Pandora, is one of the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson’s closest associates and their maternal grandmother was a lady-in-waiting for Princess Margaret. Their grandfather was Sir Jocelyn Stevens, chairman of English Heritage, and Cara’s godmother is actress Joan Collins.
In the meantime, Philip, the longest-serving royal consort in British historical past, married the longer term Queen Elizabeth II in 1947. He handed away at Windsor Citadel on Friday.
Prince Edward’s spouse Sophie advised reporters that “the Queen has been wonderful” as relations got here in to see Her Majesty on Friday.