PHOTOS: Over 60 Years of British Royal Weddings

November 20, 1947: Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) Marries Lt. Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh

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The then-Princess Elizabeth and her distant cousin, Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, enjoyed a four-month long engagement before their lavish ceremony at Westminster Abbey. Philip became a naturalized British citizen in order to marry his bride.

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Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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