PHOTOS: Over 60 Years of British Royal Weddings

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


Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh’s wedding was a rapturous event for the British people, who’d just experienced the trauma of World War II. “Thousands of people lined the processional route and were able to file through the Abbey after the service,” BBC News reported. “Millions listened to the live radio broadcast.” Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh celebrated their 63th anniversary this past year. It’s the longest-running marriage ever in the British monarchy.

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded'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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