• INTRO
  • EARLY YEARS
  • LOVE AND PHILIP
  • WORKING MOTHER
  • WINDSOR WIVES
  • THE NEXT GENERATION
  • ELIZABETH AS QUEEN
  • SNAPSHOTS FROM A ROYAL LIFE
  • EIGHT FACTS FOR EIGHT DECADES
  • QUIZ
  • LATEST STORIES
  • LOVE AND PHILIP
    In 1939 the beautiful young Princess met a dashing naval cadet called Philip, a distant cousin and a member of the Greek royal family. Her governess was later to claim it was love at first sight, although the couple didn't begin dating until Elizabeth was 19. On November 20, 1947, with 200 million radio listeners tuned in to the ceremony they became man and wife.

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