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Letter written by the Queen about Prince Philip goes up for auction

A rare letter written by the Queen describing her courtship with the Duke if Edinburgh is being auctioned in Chippenham.

Written in 1947 - when she was still a princess - auctioneers say it is extremely rare a letter handwritten by Her Majesty to go under the hammer.

The letter is written to an author who was writing a book titled 'Royal Wedding', literally trying to get an insight into the history and a few facts directly from the Queen.

It's lovely to read what some facts first hand.

– Richard Edmonds

The then Princess Elizabeth met the future Prince Philip at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth.

When they first met she was just 13. And was besotted. The letter was written from Balmoral in 1947 - five years before she became queen.

Copyright restrictions mean we're not allowed to quote directly from the letter. It's being auctioned tomorrow (Saturday) with a guide price of £1,200.

This precious slice of Royal history may make much more in the week the Queen turned 90.