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PHOTOS: On Prince Philip’s 90th Birthday, A Look Back

1947: Prince Philip marries Princess Elizabeth

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Prince Philip and the then-Princess Elizabeth announced their engagement in July 1947, and they married in a lavish Westminster Abbey ceremony on November 20 of that year. After their wedding, they waved to cheering crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace (a tradition continued in 2011 by their grandson Prince William and his wife Catherine).

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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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