Thursday, May 26, 2011

Metropolitan Hilarion Meets with Prince Philip

Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk has met with Prince Philip, royal consort of Queen Elizabeth II, during a brief visit to London. Metropolitan Hilarion greeted Prince Philip with his upcoming 90th birthday and gave him an icon of St. Elizabeth the New Martyr, to whom the House of Windsor is related by blood and with whom Prince Philip shared the Orthodox Faith prior to his conversion to Anglicanism to marry the future Queen Elizabeth. More (in Russian) here.

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