On this day…

Walkabout in Whitefriargate, Hull, by Her Majesty The Queen 13th July 1977. England Vintage.


Her Majesty, The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh greet crowds in Whitefriargate in Kingston upon Hull, England, during celebrations for her Silver Jubilee. 13th July 1977.

On this day: A Royal Wedding

The wedding of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh took place on 20 November 1947 at Westminster Abbey in London.

The future Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh were married in Westminster Abbey in London on the 20th of November, 1947. The wedding took place at 11:30am.

Wedding dress of Wedding dress of Elizabeth II. Photo taken on her wedding day, 20 November 1947.

British designer Norman Hartnell created the dress, which was bought with ration coupons, as rationing was still in place following the Second World War.

On this day: Moira Shearer and Princess Elizabeth in 1949

1st March 1949: Princess Elizabeth congratulates Scottish ballerina Moira Shearer at Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Scotland. Earlier in the day, the freedom of the city of Edinburgh was conferred on the Duke.


Princess Elizabeth Edinburgh 1949