Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip seen beaming and waving to crowds in video of their wedding day 73 years ago

THE Queen is mourning the death of her beloved husband Prince Phillip.

And a touching video shows the moment the monarch was seen waving to crowds on the day of their wedding 73 years ago.

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The then Princess Elizabeth married Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, as he was then known, on November 20, 1947.

The video sees the newly married couple travelling from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace in a royal carriage.

The royal bride can be seen beaming as she gives waves to the crowd.

As is customary, the couple can then be seen stepping out onto the balcony of Buckingham Palace and waving to the gathering crowd below.


The Queen and Philip reached their platinum wedding anniversary in 2017 which marked 70 years since their big day.

The couple had met 13 years earlier, at the wedding of Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark and Prince George, Duke of Kent, in 1934.

After a third meeting in July 1939 our future Queen, who was just 13 years old at the time, is said to have fallen in love with Philip – and they began exchanging letters.

The couple became secretly engaged in 1946 and Elizabeth's father, King George VI, ordered that any formal engagement was delayed until after his daughter's 21st birthday – in April 1947.

Their engagement was officially announced in July of the same year.

Elizabeth and Philip married at Westminster Abbey at 11.30am on November 20, 1947.

The Queen had eight bridesmaids, including her sister Princess Margaret.

The couple honeymooned at Broadlands, in Hampshire, the home of Philip's uncle Earl Mountbatten.

Her son, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, married Sarah Ferguson at the same venue – while Prince William and Kate Middleton also wed there.

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