How did Prince Philip and The Queen meet and when did they marry? – The Sun

THE Queen is mourning the death of her beloved husband Prince Phillip.

The royal couple enjoyed an incredible 73 years of marriage.

When did Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip get married?

The then Princess Elizabeth married Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, as he was then known, on November 20, 1947.

They reached their platinum wedding anniversary in 2017 which marked 70 years since their big day.

The couple had met 13 years earlier, at the wedding of Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark and Prince George, Duke of Kent, in 1934.

After a third meeting in July 1939 our future Queen, who was just 13 years old at the time, is said to have fallen in love with Philip – and they began exchanging letters.

The couple became secretly engaged in 1946 and Elizabeth's father, King George VI, ordered that any formal engagement was delayed until after his daughter's 21st birthday – in April 1947.

Their engagement was officially announced in July of the same year.

Where did Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip get married?

Elizabeth and Philip married at Westminster Abbey at 11.30am on November 20, 1947.

The Queen had eight bridesmaids, including her sister Princess Margaret.

The couple honeymooned at Broadlands, in Hampshire, the home of Philip's uncle Earl Mountbatten.

Her son, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, married Sarah Ferguson at the same venue – while Prince William and Kate Middleton also wed there.

What did the Queen wear?

The wedding took place two years after World War Two ended meaning that rationing was still in place across the country.

Elizabeth needed ration coupons to buy material for her gown, designed by Sir Norman Hartnell.

The dress was made of duchesse satin with heart-shaped neckline, long tight sleeves and fitted bodice.

It featured the rose of York, hand-embroidered in over 10,000 pearls and crystals.

She wore a white tulle veil with a 14ft train and a pearl and diamond tiara.

How many children do Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have?

The Queen and Prince Philip have four children – Charles, Prince of Wales, born 1948; Anne, Princess Royal, born 1950; Andrew, Duke of York, born 1960; and Edward, Earl of Wessex, born 1964.

They have eight grandchildren: Prince William, Prince Harry, Peter Phillips, Zara Phillips, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Lady Louse Windsor, and James, Viscount Severn.

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