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For her Westminster Abbey wedding to Prince Philip in 1947, the 21-year-old princess wore a Norman Hartnell dress with a sweetheart neckline, full sleeves and flowing A-line skirt embroidered with pearls. Though she, like all Britons, had to use ration coupons in post-war Britain to buy the material for her dress, she upped the glamour quotient with her stunning tiara.

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A look back at royal wedding gowns

Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II, left) and her younger sister Princess Margaret Rose (1930-2002) in their garden at the Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, April 1940. The passenger in the wheelbarrow is a corgi named Carol.

This happy family group was taken just after Princess Elizabeth had announced her engagement to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, R.N. the Duke of Edinburgh. Taken at Buckingham Palace in the late 1940s. Via sue-tarr on Flickr.


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First lady Michelle Obama wipes her eyes as she listens to her husband, President Barack Obama, speak at the dedication ceremony for the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)</p>