letters from princess Alice of Battenberg to her son prince Philip
How wonderful everything went off & I was so comforted to see the truly happy expression on your face & to feel your decision was right from every point of view | Alice to Philip, 2 December 1947.
I was so sad to see you all go off […] & I miss my talks with you. I am so grateful that my health permitted me to travel to England & have such a wonderful time with you in consequence | Alice to Philip, 12 August 1962
Dearest Philip, be brave & remember I will never leave you & you will always feel me when you need me most. All my devoted love, your old mama | Alice to Philip, 1 august 1966.