The Queen isabel II had a love before him prince philipthe man she married, had four children and lived for more than 73 years.
This is known thanks to Alathea Fitzalan Howarda young woman very close to the monarch and her sister Daisy flowerduring the Second World War.
Alathea was the great-granddaughter of Duke of Norfolk and lived a good time in the windsor castle sharing moments such as games and classes with the now queen and her sister.
The young woman had a diary in which she recorded all her experiences with the daughters of king george. Growing up, he had the idea to publish them at some point, but he didn’t make it.
After his death, one of his nieces fulfilled his wish and published the book “The Windsor Diaries: A Childhood with the Princesses”, where it is revealed that the monarch had a first love, which was the same platonic love of her friend Alathea.
Its about Earl of Euston, at that time, Hugh FitzRoy. In the newspaper it is read that the handsome young man sent a letter to Lilibet, thanking you for the Christmas greeting.
Furthermore, both she and Alathea they regretted that their platonic love had to travel abroad. “Maybe I’ll never see him again,” she wrote on February 7, 1942.
That same year, when Elizabeth was 16 years oldThey invited him to tea at the windsor castle “I’m sure he prefers Lilibet before me,” Alathea wrote.
Some time later the count returned to Windsor and according to the private writings both were very excited. “Hugh is going back to Windsor. I can’t help but think that God wants to say something to us by sending him back, Princess Elizabeth or me,” the diary reads.
Other biographies assure that the young man was one of the favorites of the King George and the Queen Mother so that they could marry the princess, now queen of England.
Years later, his own Hugh He mentioned that he never had the desire to walk down the aisle with her. He got married to Anne Fortune FitzRoy in 1946, a commoner but from a wealthy family. Today she is one of the ladies-in-waiting of the monarch.