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The 1947 royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh

The 1947 royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh
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Key Info
  • The 1947 royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh
  • Duration: 01:53
  • Highlights from the Queen's wedding to the Duke of Edinburgh. The 21-year-old heir to the throne Princess Elizabeth married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey on 20 November 1947. The ceremony was broadcast to 200 million radio listeners around the world. Includes archive footage of the wedding vows and procession, before the couple return to Buckingham Palace to wave to the crowds gathered on the Mall. Footage courtesy of British Pathé.
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    Monarchy: Modern

  • Keywords: Queen, marriage, wedding, Westminster Abbey, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II, monarchy, QEII, DofE, Royal Wedding.
Ideas for use in class
  • Students could be asked to explain why the wedding would have been a great event after the hardships of the World War or how the reporting of royal weddings has changed since the 1940s.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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