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Old 11-26-2010, 09:59 PM
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I know this may be moved to another thread, but I wanted to post this since it's the Queen's wedding footage at Westminster Abbey. It's in black & white but you can still tell how beautiful the ceremony was. I love the choir.

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I know this may be moved to another thread, but I wanted to post this since it's the Queen's wedding footage at Westminster Abbey. It's in black & white but you can still tell how beautiful the ceremony was. I love the choir.



Great video, but just so you know, that video has embedding disabled, so people will have to go to YouTube to watch it anyway.
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The order of service of the marriage of HRH The Princess Elizabeth with Lieutenant Phillip Mountbatten in Westminster Abbey on November 20th, 1947 at 11:30 a.m.
http://www.westminster-abbey.org/__d...-Edinburgh.pdf
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Who how large Prince Williams will be in comparison
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Princess Grace's wedding gown is my favorite of any royal wedding gown, but Princess Elizabeth is/was the most distinctive and unique of any royal wedding dress, past or present. I love the embroidery on it! And her veil....heavenly!
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Thank you so much Ghost Night I've never seen any color film of the wedding, it was nice to see the details like that the aisle runner was red, I always thought it was blue.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:22 PM
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Video - British Pathé archive: The 1947 royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten

Video: British Pathé archive: The 1947 royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten | From the Guardian | guardian.co.uk
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The color video is wonderful. They showed some footage of it during the broadcast of William and Catherine's wedding. I always about how joyous the wedding was in the bleak days following World War II but you never really felt that with the black and white pictures and videos. The color really showed how beautiful Elizabeth was in that amazing dress and how magical that day truly was.
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Could someone tell me what tiara Princess Elizabeth wore?
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:57 PM
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Princess Elizabeth wore the King George III Fringe Tiara.
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Thank you Zonk it's the one piece of information I was missing from my birthday article.
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The tune of "The Lord is My Shepherd" was known to the Princess from a Bowes Lyon cousin who sang it in Scotland while visiting with the two princesses. (I believe it was Margaret Rhodes.) Not even the organist of Westminster Abbey could find the written music of this version, but Princess Elizabeth was so adamant about having it her wedding ceremony that HRH asked her cousin to sing it to the organist, who wrote it down in plainsong and then later created the beautiful arrangement heard on the above videos.

It's somehow lovely to think of the very young, twenty-one year old Princess Elizabeth already being so sure of herself and what she wanted. Well, by then HRH had already secured permission to marry Philip Mountbatten and that was supposedly quite a battle between the Princess and her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
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Well, by then HRH had already secured permission to marry Philip Mountbatten and that was supposedly quite a battle between the Princess and her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
Yes it was because Elizabeth was so young and Philip was her first real boyfriend. I think her parents wanted her to be sure.
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Yes it was because Elizabeth was so young and Philip was her first real boyfriend. I think her parents wanted her to be sure.
Do you think that his nazi in-laws might also have had something to do with it? I know Prince Philip's sisters weren't allowed to attend the wedding and that his side of the family has been kept to the side, even now. It must have been a political sore spot with some of the courtiers and even Queen Elizabeth herself, as she was known for detesting Germans in general ever since her brother was killed in WWI.

Of course, I know that Prince Philip was always against the nazis and served with distinction in the Royal Navy during WWII, so I am not questioning his loyalty at all. I believe the reason Philip took his mother's family name rather than his father's was to downplay the German connection of all of his sisters being married to Germans and at least one to a prominent SS officer, Prince Christoph of Hesse, who served as an intelligence officer to Goring, as an aide to Himmler, etc. Thankfully, he died during the war or that might have made the marriage between Philip and Elizabeth even more politically sensitive.

Thank goodness they did persevere and marry; they're a wonderful example of what true love really entails; devotion, sacrifice, and putting the partner's needs in front of one's own.
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Here is the history of her dress

The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Wedding Wednesday: Queen Elizabeth's Gown
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I am not really a fan of her wedding dress.The only thing I love about it is the train.It was amazing!
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When I saw it up close in 2002 I was blown away. It was and still is simply breathtaking. Of all the Queen's wedding dresses on display at KP in 2002 - Victoria, Alexandra, Mary, Elizabeth the Queen Mum and Elizabeth II - the best two were Alexandra and Elizabeth II. They were simply beautiful.
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Do you think that his nazi in-laws might also have had something to do with it? I know Prince Philip's sisters weren't allowed to attend the wedding and that his side of the family has been kept to the side, even now. It must have been a political sore spot with some of the courtiers and even Queen Elizabeth herself, as she was known for detesting Germans in general ever since her brother was killed in WWI.

Of course, I know that Prince Philip was always against the nazis and served with distinction in the Royal Navy during WWII, so I am not questioning his loyalty at all. I believe the reason Philip took his mother's family name rather than his father's was to downplay the German connection of all of his sisters being married to Germans and at least one to a prominent SS officer, Prince Christoph of Hesse, who served as an intelligence officer to Goring, as an aide to Himmler, etc. Thankfully, he died during the war or that might have made the marriage between Philip and Elizabeth even more politically sensitive.

Thank goodness they did persevere and marry; they're a wonderful example of what true love really entails; devotion, sacrifice, and putting the partner's needs in front of one's own.
While all of the above were valid considerations, I believe the biggest was that from the moment she laid eyes on him that was that. And, if I remember rightly, that was when she was 13! I think they spent the next 9 years trying to point her in other directions, if only to give her some sort of adult comparison to combat the teenage crush.

But, as we know, the heart wants what the heart wants and, after 65 years, we can't say she didn't get it absolutely, gloriously,Blue Star Sapphire, right!
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my nan worked for norman hartnell and he wedding dress was similer but she had a wax flower tiara :) it makes me wonder if my nan possibly helped making the queens wedding dress
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