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Old 06-07-2015, 05:57 PM
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First photo: Mr. Schur (the one in the middle), chief confectioner for McVitie and Price, stands in front admiring his masterpiece, Princess Elizabeth's wedding cake.

Second Photo: The cake stands alone The cake had four tiers, stood 9 feet high and weighed 500 pounds. (That's a lot of cake, people!)

Third Photo: The wedding cake was decorated with armorial bearings and the two bottom layers had scenes from the lives of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

Oh my. I didn't get to do the wedding cake thing, there was no need to do that, very few guests, no mouths to feed besides our own and we did the Italian food restaurant thing instead. That is spectacular, a spectacular cake in the photo. I have never seen a cake that huge, in my life. There was plenty to go around, almost, looks like, that is what counts. Personally, I'd rather have a mud fight than have everyone to sit polite and eat cake, lol. My husband and I would be more likely to toss a handful of wet mud than rice. Just a drastic change in culture, kind of a culture shock to see such a heavily religious wedding and so many mouths to feed a cake that huge might not be enough. There is no way I could tolerate a wedding like that. I admire their ability to have such a personal time shared with the world. I fail to see the beauty in it, I do however think it took great courage to marry with the world watching and be courteous, polite and respectful. Thanks for posting, it shows extravagance does have a proper place and a use.
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Old 06-07-2015, 06:05 PM
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MAFan filled in the majority of blanks on a previous page, post #83.
I don't know, sorry, but the majority look like personal business acquaintances of the English Royal's, or something.
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Oh my. I didn't get to do the wedding cake thing, there was no need to do that, very few guests, no mouths to feed besides our own and we did the Italian food restaurant thing instead. That is spectacular, a spectacular cake in the photo. I have never seen a cake that huge, in my life. There was plenty to go around, almost, looks like, that is what counts. Personally, I'd rather have a mud fight than have everyone to sit polite and eat cake, lol. My husband and I would be more likely to toss a handful of wet mud than rice. Just a drastic change in culture, kind of a culture shock to see such a heavily religious wedding and so many mouths to feed a cake that huge might not be enough. There is no way I could tolerate a wedding like that. I admire their ability to have such a personal time shared with the world. I fail to see the beauty in it, I do however think it took great courage to marry with the world watching and be courteous, polite and respectful. Thanks for posting, it shows extravagance does have a proper place and a use.
For more information and pictures of Royal Wedding Cakes, including Princess Elizabeth's, check out the following link: -

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Old 11-21-2015, 06:27 AM
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King George VI's touching letter to his daughter Elizabeth after her wedding

(article from Hello! - the video doesn't have any audio btw)

I might have something in my eye.........
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Old 11-21-2015, 10:08 AM
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Oh my.... that was a very sweet letter! The classic words you hear from a dad who "loses" his daughter to another man... thank you for that link!
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Old 11-21-2015, 10:38 AM
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Daddy's little girl forever it seems too from that beautiful letter between father and daughter. It really emphasizes, I think, just how close of a family they were. Bertie's deep love for his own Elizabeth shines through so very clearly too and makes me realize just how heart wrenching it must have been for the Queen Mum to lose her beloved at such an early age.
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"I have watched you grow up all those years with pride under the skillful direction of Mummy...who, as you know, is the most marvelous person in the world in my eyes"

This fragment touched me the most.
King George VI, resembled very much his great-grandfather and namesake, Prince Albert, didn't he?
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I don't think that can be correct because various relatives of Philip, his mother and grandmother Victoria for example, his uncle Dickie and wife, cousins etc, were present at the wedding, unless invitations issued for personal friends were different.
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I'm sure you are right Curryong,. Philip was royal they had numerous relations in common, Even if the majority of the people at the wedding were from the queen's side I'm sure he had permission to invite a large number..
I saw Phil once, and even as an old man, he was very handsome.. he looks wonderful at his wedding..
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Old 07-30-2016, 08:54 AM
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I really doubt that Philip was only allowed two invitations. His invitation list would have included his own family - mother, grandmother, uncles, aunts and cousins even if he wasn't allowed to invite his sisters and their families.

He also had some friends from school and navy days there as well - from the list I remember seeing in the press at the time.
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Prince Philip certainly had plenty of family there even if not his sisters. The Mountbattans and Greeks were well represented:

-Princess Alice: his mom
-Dowager Duchess of MH: grandmother
-His Uncle George's widow Nada and her 2 kids
-Louis, his wife, 2 daughters and SIL Lord Brabourne
-Crown prince couple of Sweden- his Aunt and Uncle
-Irene of Hesse- his maternal grand aunt who was accompanied by her son Sigismund, his wife and 2 kids, as well as her widowed DIL Calixta
-Aspasia, widow of Philip's cousin Prince Alexander, accompanied by her daughter and son in law, king and queen of Yugoslavia
-Queen mother Helen of Romania, his cousin, and her son the king
-Queen Frederica, his cousin's wife, and her 3 kids
-cousin Duchess of Aosta,her husband and son
-cousin Princess Katherine and her husband Sir Brandram
-Prince George (his Uncle), his wife and 2 kids
-Princess Nicholas, widow of his Uncle, and 2 kids
-Princess Christopher, widow of his Uncle and son
-Queen Alex of Denmark (1st cousin once removed), 2 sons, 2 DIL, and 4 grandchildren
-Harald of Denmark, 1st cousin once removed, wife, 4 kids
-Prince Carl of Vastergotland (1st cousin once removed), his wife, his son Carl, DIL Elise and granddaughter Madeleine
-Dagmar, 1st cousin once r. and husband
-Princess Axel, wife of 1st cousin once r. and 2 sons
-Count Eric and Viggo Rosenberg and Viggo's wife
-Princess Rene of Bourbon-Parma and 2 kids
-Victoria Eugenie (cousin to both but closer to Philip) with Infante Juan and his wife

Family alone he had 75 invites

Friends included Lady Georgina Kennard and her first husband Harold. The Duchesses of Abercon and Westminster are her daughters. She was close to the queen through racing (she is Andrew's godmother and daughter is William's) but her and her sister Myra were childhood friends of Philip. Their Aunt Nada (mom Zia's sister) was married to Philip's Uncle George.


Michael Parker wasn't simply a shipmate. He was Philip's private secretary and broke the news of the king's death. Story has it, he smashed the flash bulbs of the paps, after a photo call at Philip's stag party, to ensure privacy.


http://www.gettyimages.ca/pictures/t...ture-id3424241


I would venture to think a few of his military friends in the photo (night before) may have also attended.
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I found this picture of Princess Elizabeth on her wedding day that I have never seen before:

http://67.media.tumblr.com/58ccfd59e...hybo1_1280.jpg
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That is a beautiful photo! HM looks very regal and elegant - I've always loved her wedding dress too.
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Seen it before, but remains stunning to look at.
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Because of the post stating that the initials of Elizabeth and Philip were posted outside of the palace, I got to wondering if perhaps at any time the two of them had a joint monogram and sure enough, they did.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/C...at_Britain.svg
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