Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
King George delayed Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's wedding for a year. Pictured: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrive in the Royal Carriage on the third day of Royal Ascot 2005, Ladies' Day, at York Racecourse on June 16, 2005 in York, England. Getty Images/Chris Jackson

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's royal wedding was delayed.

The Queen grew up in a traditional upbringing but fell in love with Prince Philip, a modernist. As a result, the proposal wasn't what King George expected and this apparently made the then-monarch delay the couple's nuptials.

According to "The Royal House of Windsor" documentary, Prince Philip proposed to Queen Elizabeth II when she was just 20 without informing King George. This reportedly made the latter angry.

The present monarch was already keen to wed the Duke of Edinburgh, but they have a family tour scheduled for South Africa that lasted three months. This delayed the Queen and Prince Philip's royal wedding for a year until she's 21.

"The family, us four, the royal family, must remain together with of course additions at suitable moments," King George wrote to his besotted daughter.

Prince Philip didn't join the said trip. The couple was forced to keep their engagement a secret before the king gave his blessings to them. The Queen and duke tied the knot on Nov. 20, 1947, at Westminster Abbey.

Last year, Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. The couple did a photo shoot for the event where they post against a platinum-textured backdrop.

In the snap, Queen Elizabeth II wears a white dress with a red brooch, pearl earrings, and necklace. On the other hand, Prince Philip dons a gray suit with a maroon tie.

The royals also enjoyed an intimate and glamorous dinner at Windsor Castle. The Queen's children Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward were present. Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle were in attendance, too.

In related news, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have to abandon their private rooms at the Buckingham Palace for a major refurbishment in 2025. The renovation has started in April 2017 and is due to be completed in 2027

The master of the Queen's household Tony Johnstone-Burt will see to it that the process will be completed within the budget and time. He believes that this will also help more people see the collection in the palace.

"We all take the responsibility that comes with using public funds to do all this work on such a national icon like Buckingham Palace extremely seriously indeed. on time, within budget and to the required specification," Johnstone-Burt said.