Happy news for Queen as royal family member gets engaged

Celebrations are in order for Her Majesty—another royal is getting married

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The Queen has received some happy family news after a tough few months, with her cousin Lady Tatiana Mountbatten confirming her engagement.


The happy news that Lady Tatiana and entrepreneur Alick are set to tie the knot was confirmed in The Telegraph, with a special announcement sharing the Queen's relative's lovely life update. 

"The engagement is announced between Alick, son of Mr and Mrs Bernard Dru, of Bickham, Somerset, and Tatiana, daughter of the Marquess of Milford Haven and Lady Spencer of Alresford," a passage in the newspaper read. 

Meanwhile, Lady Tatiana, who is 464th in line to the throne, took to social media to share a series of beautiful photographs snapped in the Swiss Alps after Alick popped the question. 

The carousel of social media images show the betrothed couple sitting in fresh mountain snow under a crisp blue sky with huge smiles on their faces. 

Tatiana, who is a keen horse rider and a trainee psychotherapist, captioned the upload with a simple diamond ring emoji. 

Tatiana and Alick's friends rushed to congratulate them in the comment section of the Instagram post, including her half-brother's wife, Cressida Bonas, who famously dated Prince Harry for three years until 2014. 

"Beauties ❤️❤️," the actress and model, who has been likened to Princess Diana, penned. 

The royal engagement is likely a welcomed break from sad news for the Queen, who has recently been struggling with health scares, a sprained back, facing her first Christmas without Prince Philip and having to ditch her traditional Sandringham festive plans once again. 

Swapping her beloved Christmas gathering at Sandringham for a more low-key Christmas at Windsor Castle will no doubt have put a dampener at the end of an already hard year for Her Majesty. 

Having pulled out of various royal duties lately, as a result of illness and Covid risks, it is unknown if the Queen will attend Lady Tatiana and Alick's nuptials when they go ahead.

Caitlin Elliott
Caitlin Elliott

Caitlin is Junior News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. 


Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry). 


After leaving uni, she dabbled in fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team at Future for her first real job in the world of online journalism, joining the ranks as a Digital Writer in 2019. 


Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role. 


When she's not working you'll find Caitlin sipping bubbles at brunch with her besties, thinking about her next iced coffee, trying to close the rings on her Apple Watch, scrubbing up on her royal family knowledge or scrolling through the Zara app, trying to resist tapping 'check out' again.