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Detail from a portrait of the marriage of Princess Helena

The history of Royal weddings as seen through items in the Royal Collection

Baron Studios (Sterling Henry Nahum, 1906-56)

Wedding photograph 20 Nov 1947

RCIN 2805954

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A photograph of the future Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh on their wedding day. The wedding took place in Westminster Abbey on 20 November 1947. After the marriage ceremony the couple processed to Buckingham Palace where the Wedding Breakfast was held. This photograph of the couple was taken in the Throne Room of the Palace.

The Queen is holding her bouquet of white orchids, and a sprig of myrtle, taken from the plant at Osborne cultivated by Prince Albert.