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A Royal Wedding

Photograph of Queen Elizabeth when Princess Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh driving in an open carriage to Waterloo Station for the start of their honeymoon.
HRH Princess Elizabeth and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh driving to Waterloo Station at the start of their honeymoon ©

Buckingham Palace

  • Daily (Saturday, 30 Jun 2007 - Monday, 1 Oct 2007)

This exhibition marked the Diamond Wedding Anniversary of The Queen and Prince Philip and looks back to 20 November 1947, when the nation rejoiced in the happiness of the future Queen and her consort.

In post-War Britain, with food and clothing rationing still in force, every aspect of the wedding preparations was eagerly followed at home and abroad. Thousands of people lined the processional route and millions listened to the live radio broadcast. 10,000 telegrams of congratulation were received at Buckingham Palace from around the world and over 200,000 people saw the special exhibition of wedding presents at St James's Palace. The Queen's wedding dress toured the country and the film of the wedding was watched by many thousands of people at cinemas across the country.

An aerial photograph of the scene outside Buckingham Palace on the wedding day of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. Huge crowds all around the Queen Victoria Memorial and up the Mall.

The Royal Wedding, 1947 ©

Map & directions

Entrance to the State Rooms is via gate C on Buckingham Gate, London, SW1A 1AA
By car

There is no general visitor car parking at Buckingham Palace.

For disabled visitors, if you have booked the step-free access route of the Palace, you can also book accessible parking if required. The access route and parking must be pre-booked by contacting the Specialist Sales team on +44 (0)303 123 7324 or [email protected].

By train

The nearest train stations are London Victoria (10 minute walk) or London Charing Cross (20 minute walk).  

Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By underground

The nearest tube stations are Victoria, Green Park, St. James's Park and Hyde Park Corner (all approximately 10 minutes walk).  

For further information visit the Transport for London website.

By coach / bus

Bus numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.  Victoria Coach Station is a 10-minute walk from the Palace.

You can plan your journey using the Transport for London website.