Lovely picture. I wonder how interested she was really? Maybe he was asking her what she fancied for tea? Or whether if, when she grew up she would like to marry a dispossessed, impoverished Greek prince, to whom he happened to be related, so that he could realise his dream of having the Royal House of England renamed Mountbatten?
Just a thought......
Contrary to what many of have written, Lord M had very little to do with Philip as Philip's guardian was his older brother, George, who died in 1938. George Milford Haven was the one responsible for Philip's education. Far too much emphasis has been placed on Louis wanting Philip to marry Lilibet. Philip may have been a Greek prince by birth but in essence he was very much a Brit. He spent much of his time with his grandmother at Kensington Palace, after leaving Salem, he attended school in Scotland.
I think too much credit is given to Mountbatten in the early years. Look at it from other angles. Philip's first cousin, Marina, was married to the duke of Kent. George Milford Haven was married to Countess Nada Torby whose sister, Zia and her husband Sir Harold Wernher Bt, moved in royal horse circles - Zia's two daughters Georgina and Myra were close friends of the then Pss Elizabeth (Childhood playmates). Their brother, Alex (killed in the second WWII) was a friend of Philip- so Philip already moved in the same circles as Elizabeth. As early as 1941, Chips Channon singled him out as the future consort. Moreover, Lord Mountbatten's two daughters, Patricia and Pamela, were also childhood friends of the queen - and they are Philip's first cousins. Philip was hardly a stranger