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19 November 2012 @ 04:59 pm
Fact of the Day for Tomorrow  
- 20th November 1947 – Princess Elizabeth marries Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey. The couple first met in 1934, and in 1939, after a meeting at the Royal Naval College, a 13-year-old Elizabeth said that she fell in love with Philip and they began to exchange letters. Philip was at the time Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, however he renounced those titles prior to the marriage, and took his mother’s maiden name, Mountbatten. Due to the war, Elizabeth needed ration coupons to buy the material for her gown, and Philip’s three sisters were not invited due to their connections with Germany. This year is their 65th Wedding Anniversary.

I love how happy she looks!
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celeritas_3e8celeritas_3e8 on November 19th, 2012 07:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow, does he ever look like Prince William in the last picture!

Edit: Of course, all the men in that family look exactly the same, so this is really not surprising. LOL royalty.

Edited at 2012-11-19 07:10 pm (UTC)
Clairespotsofcolour on November 20th, 2012 09:28 am (UTC)
Well, except for Harry. <.< >.> *nothing suspicious here*
tatjnatatjna on November 19th, 2012 08:35 pm (UTC)
65 years is a really long time to be married. Well done those two!
Clairespotsofcolour on November 20th, 2012 09:50 am (UTC)
I think they're so lovely together. I particularly love this picture I found of them the other day - you can tell they still really love each other very much.
tatjnatatjna on November 20th, 2012 06:45 pm (UTC)
D'aww, that is lovely.
Alicesuperficiality on November 19th, 2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
They were so good looking back in the day!
Clairespotsofcolour on November 20th, 2012 09:55 am (UTC)
They were! The Queen was so very pretty. Her sister was stunning too.

Edited at 2012-11-20 09:55 am (UTC)
fluffernutter8fluffernutter8 on November 20th, 2012 05:28 am (UTC)
Fun historical facts! And I didn't know any of them. And the queen looks gorgeous in her dress there.

Although is there something creepy about the fact that their courtship started when she was 13? I want to think it's romantic, but I just feel weirded out.
Clairespotsofcolour on November 20th, 2012 09:56 am (UTC)
Well, it might not have been a courtship as we strictly knew it when she was 13, it probably didn't progress into anything really like that until she got a bit older.
Desiree`_xxxdezxxx on November 27th, 2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
what a lovely story!! and I agree.. totally looks like prince phillip lol
Clairespotsofcolour on November 29th, 2012 11:31 am (UTC)
I love the Queen and Prince Philip. OTP 4 EVA.