A general view of the dense crowd massed in Trafalgar Square, London on 20th November 1947 before the Royal Wedding procession was due to pass en route to Westminster Abbey for the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten Duke of Edinburgh

A general view of the dense crowd massed in Trafalgar Square, London on November 1947 before the Royal Wedding procession was due to pass en route to Westminster Abbey for the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten Duke of Edinburgh

This photo shows the moment that Queen Elizabeth (then Princess Elizabeth of York) met Prince Philip for the first time:

Extraordinary picture which captures the moment Prince Philip met the Queen for first time when she was just 13

First Meeting: Naval cadet Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh (Philip Mountbatten-born Prince Philip) Greece age 18 plays croquet with Princess Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) UK at Dartmouth College in Photo: Neil Armstrong.

Príncipe Felipe de Grecia & Princesa Isabel del Reino Unido

Huddled together on the pavement opposite Westminster Abbey, London on November these people made sure of their positions for the Royal procession for the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh.

Princess Elizabeth marries Prince Philip, 20 November 1947.    Getty Images / Hulton Archive

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Royal Wedding: Princess Elizabeth (future Queen Elizabeth II) married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey, November

Cousins and playmates.  King Michael with his 2nd cousin Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark.  Michael's mother and Philip's father were 1st cousins.  Years later, Michael would meet his future wife, Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma, while in London for Philip's wedding to Princess Elizabeth of York on Nov. 20, 1947.  Just weeks after that happy event Michael would be forced from his throne.

Cousins and playmates. King Michael with his cousin Prince Philip of Greece…

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