Princess Alice of Battenberg (the mother of the Duke of Edinburgh) attending the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II wearing her nun's habit. 1953.

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Prince Philip's mother, Her Royal Highness Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark (1885-1969) Alice of Battenberg

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A smiling Queen Victoria, with her daughter Princess Beatrice (standing), her grand-daughter Princess Victoria of Battenberg (nee, of Hesse and by Rhine) and her great-granddaughter Princess Alice of Battenberg. Little Alice went on to marry Andrew of Greece and Denmark and became the mother of Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh and consort of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Her Royal Highness Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark (1885-1969) née Her Serene Highness Princess Alice of Battenberg (Prince Phillip's Mother)

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Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, as a child with his Mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg.

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The diamond on Queen Elizabeth II's engagement ring came from a tiara owned by Prince Phillip's mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg.

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