It's a day early, but let's go ahead and wish Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip a very happy wedding anniversary. They are still going strong as a happily married couple after 63 years. This royal couple were married on November 20, 1947 at Westminster Abbey, in London. Currently the media and the world are speculating that there will possibly soon be another significant royal wedding in the abbey... wonder who they are talking about?
Back then, she was Princess Elizabeth, and he was Prince Phillip of Greece. However, Phillip renounced his birthright royal titles in order become a British subject. His marriage to the princess soon followed and he was created Duke of Edinburgh. King George VI gave his daughter away in front of a packed house at the Abbey. The royal wedding in 1947 was a much needed morale booster for a World War II weary England.
Royal Tidbit of the Day... Westminster Abbey, not only the venue for royal weddings and coronations, is also the final resting place of many royals including Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I... the later have ordered the execution of the previous, her royal cousin who live in exile, in Scotland for several years prior to her beheading.