Saturday, 20 November 2021

The Queen's Wedding Anniversary

TODAY is Her Majesty’s 74th Wedding Anniversary.

On the 20th November, 1947, Her Royal Highness THE PRINCESS ELIZABETH, elder daughter of KING GEORGE VI and QUEEN ELIZABETH, married Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark (Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, RN).

On the morning of the Wedding, Prince Philip was created  His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich. 

Their Royal Highnesses were married at Westminster Abbey and the new Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh moved in to their new official home, Clarence House.


Anonymous said...

His mother was a Princess of Denmark and his father was a Prince of Greece. Therefore he was born a prince of both countries. He renounced both titles before marrying Princess Elizabeth and converted to the Church of England.

Sandy said...

Thank you Anon. He has always struck me as the perfect partner for Her Majesty. The Greco-Danish mix must be agood one!

Demetrius said...

One of our neighbours whose husband was an inspector in the city tramways and therefore a cut above the rest of us said it would never last.

Andrew said...

I believe Prince Philip's father was 'of Greece and Denmark' and his mother was 'of Battenberg' a morganatic title of Hesse-Darmstadt.