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CLIP 13829

How Princess Elizabeth met her Prince

How Princess Elizabeth met her Prince
Key Info
  • How Princess Elizabeth met her Prince
  • Duration: 02:46
  • Andrew Marr tells the story of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip's romance, marriage and early family life together. The couple's first meaningful meeting was in 1939, when the Royal family visited the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth. Elizabeth was just thirteen at the time and Prince Philip was beginning his British naval career after his family had been exiled from Greece. Their engagement was officially announced in July 1947 and the marriage took place in Westminster Abbey on 20 November the same year. It was a huge public occasion, providing some much-needed colour and excitement in the austere post-war period. Two thousand guests were invited and 200 million people around the world listened to the ceremony.
  • Subject:



    Monarchy: Modern

  • Keywords: Princess Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Royal Wedding, QEII, DofE, Mountbatten, Queen Elizabeth II, The Queen
Ideas for use in class
  • Ask students to consider how similar/ different this wedding was to the one of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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