The Queen's mother-in-law. Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885-1969) was the mother of Prince Philip. She was born deaf, but read lips in several languages. She married Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark in 1903 and had 5 children. Her family was exiled from Greece in 1917. Her later years were devoted to charity and she founded the order of nuns known as the Christian Sisterhood of Martha and Mary.
An official photo of the newly coronated Queen Elizabeth with her closest family. In the photo we can see Princess Margaret, The Queen, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Prince Charles and Princess Anne.:
March 1956: The tiara accompanies Elizabeth, her mother, and her sister to the ballet at Covent Garden. February 1952: George VI dies, and his daughter becomes Queen Elizabeth II. As queen, the tiara becomes something of a trademark piece for her. She wears it in portraits that appear on currency and stamps in the United Kingdom and throughout the Commonwealth.