Wedding service in Westminister: King George VI gives the bride away
Originally Posted by sara1981
its almost 60 years!
the HM Queen and Prince Philip been couple for 57 years but i cant wait for both to become 60 years to celebration!
Yes, that would be something worth waiting to see! I look forward to any and all royal celebrations (especially weddings !)
In the first, King George VI gives Princess Elizabeth's hand in marriage to Lt. Philip Mountbatten. The second photo is of the Dr. GeoffreyFisher, the Archbishop of Cantebury and Officiant at the Princess's wedding ceremony.
[FONT=Arial].......and what would a royal wedding be without all those endless photos of the happy (and maybe a tad exhausted!) newlywed couples waving from the balcony ?
The first photo is Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip (duh!) :)
The second photo is from left to right: King George VI, Princess Margaret Rose, Lady Mary Cambridge (behind Princess Margaret), the Princess Bride, the groom, Queen Elizabeth, and her mother Queen Mary.
The third photo shows the entire bridal party (not listed in order of appearance!) Princess Margaret Rose, Margaret Elphinstone, Diana Bowes-Lyon, Lady Caroline Montague Douglas-Scott, Lady Elzabeth Lambert, the Marquis of Milford-Haven, Lady Mary Cambridge and Lady Pamela Mountbatten. There are two train bearers and one is named Prince William but I don't know if that's him in this picture! :p
There is already a thread for official wedding portraits and of course, I've put one (maybe two, I can't remember!) of Princess Elizabeth's wedding party there somewhere on pages 4 and 5. Go over there and take a peek
I this is my personal favorite - it shows Princess Elizabeth beaming up at Prince Philip. The photo also show in detail that lovely 15 foot train.
As everyone knows, royal bridal couples receive a ton of gifts. These are just a few of the tonnage.
First photo: Princess Elizabeth's little sister, Princess Margaret Rose, gave her and Prince Philip this luxurious picnic box set.
Second photo: All newlywed couples need glassware to keep them from using old jelly jars for iced tea glasses :) Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip never had that problem. The glassware in the top row of the showcase are from the Crown Prince and Princess of Sweden. The glassware in the middle are President and Mrs. Truman, and other Americans. The glassware on the bottom shelf came from Czechoslovakia.
Third photo: The silver oval fruit dish came from a group of women in Twickenham who shared the Princess's names, Elizabeth, Alexandra, Mary.
September 1947 - Original caption: Soon to be a member of the English royal family in good standing, Lt. Philip Mountbatten, who gave up a Greek Princedom to become a British subject and the fiance of Princess Elizabeth, is shown with members of the royal Family in the White Drawing Room of Buckingham Palace. The photo was specially taken in connection with the wedding of Lt. Mountbatten and Princess Elizabeth on November 20th. Left to right are Princess Elizabeth, Lt. Mountbatten, Queen Elizabeth, King George and Princess Margaret Rose. APL pictures