A peek of the past, Queen Elizabeth

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Nov. 20th, 1947, the journey began.
Royal inspiration
9foot high?

The Royal bridal crew
The couple at the Queen's diamond jubilee celebration
Still on the journey together
The passed tiara

  •  Their wedding certificate lists the 26-years old groom as HRH the Duke of Edinburgh and his bride, princess of the United Kingdom of GB and Ireland.
  • She met him when she was 13 at a cousin's wedding ceremony.
  •  HRH, Duke of Edinburgh, Phillip gave up his citizenship and tittle and took up on the surname Mountbatten.
  • Eight bride's maids and two page boys took part in the ceremony.
  • Her dress was made of ivory duchess satin and decorated with about 10,000 white pearls, imported from America, silver thread and tulle embroidery.
  • Her tiara was lent to her by her mother- which her daughter-in-law, Princess Diana had on her wedding day too.
  • Her bouquet was made up of white orchids and a spring of myrthe.
  • The wedding cake was a grand affair, standing at nine-foot high, weighing 500 pounds featuring 4 tiers.
  • One layer of the cake was kept until the christening of Prince Charles.
  • Her dress was designed by Norman Hartnell.
  • They got married in front of 2,000 invited guests.
  • The Royal Wedding was broadcast on radio to 200 million listeners worldwide.
  • Their wedding night was spent in Broadlands, Hamsphire.
  • The rest of their honeymoon was spent at Birkhall on the Balmoral Estate.


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