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


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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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.