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HRH Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:46 pm    Post subject: HRH Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Reply with quote

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in a Hillman Californian in the 50's when living in Malta. A photo to treasure.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Pedants corner.
As it is pre '52 it is actually HRH Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip
That looks like a MkIV Minx introduced in '49 and superseded in '51 by the MkV.
Prince Phillip's Malta posting was from '49 as First Lieutenant on HMS Chequers and latterly as Lieutenant Commander in command of HMS Magpie, his active naval career ended in July '51 though he was promoted to Commander in '52.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Penman wrote:
Hi
Pedants corner.
As it is pre '52 it is actually HRH Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip
That looks like a MkIV Minx introduced in '49 and superseded in '51 by the MkV.
Prince Phillip's Malta posting was from '49 as First Lieutenant on HMS Chequers and latterly as Lieutenant Commander in command of HMS Magpie, his active naval career ended in July '51 though he was promoted to Commander in '52.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pedant 3 reporting for duty, sir.

Minx convertible, I believe. The Californian was a pillar-less hard-top.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But who made her hat back then ?

http://theenchantedmanor.com/tag/queen-elizabeths-milliners/
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, its a convertible, the Californian was a later model and had the hard top.
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