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

Kevin Wicks

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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