Her mother queen elizabeth. On september 9 2015 queen elizabeth ii surpassed her great great grandmother queen victoria as the longest reigning monarch in british history queen victoria ruled for 63 years and 216 days.
Held during the postwar recovery years their wedding was a relatively.
Queen elizabeth the queen mother wedding dress. As she marks 67 years since her coronation here are vintage photos of queen elizabeth before she ascended the throne. The dress was designed by norman hartnell. The wedding dress of princess elizabeth the future queen elizabeth ii was worn at her wedding to philip mountbatten duke of edinburgh on 20 november 1947 in westminster abbey given the rationing of clothing at the time she still had to purchase the material using ration coupons.
The queen elizabeth 3rd l future queen mother her daughter princess elizabeth 4th l future queen elizabeth ii queen mary c princess margaret 5th l and the king george vi r pose at. Princess elizabeth married her third cousin philip mountbatten formerly prince of greece and denmark on november 20 1947. Born the honourable elizabeth angela marguerite bowes lyon on august 4 1900 she was one of 10 children and the fourth.
Elizabeth alexandra mary windsor was born at 02 40 on 21 april 1926 during the reign of her paternal grandfather king george v her father the duke of york later king george vi was the second son of the king her mother the duchess of york later queen elizabeth the queen mother was the youngest daughter of scottish aristocrat the earl of strathmore and kinghorne. She paid for her wedding dress with coupons queen elizabeth ii and prince philip tied the knot in 1947 when the united kingdom was still recovering from world war ii. Born 21 april 1926 is the queen of the united kingdom and the other commonwealth realms.
Elizabeth ii elizabeth alexandra mary. She became queen when her father king george vi died on 6 february 1952 since 9 september 2015 elizabeth ii has ruled longer than any other king or queen in the history of the united kingdom. She has also ruled longer than any other living king or queen in the.
Before queen elizabeth became the longest reigning british monarch in history she was princess elizabeth a truck mechanic in the women s branch of the british army avid horseback rider and lover of corgis. Take a look back at queen elizabeth s life from toddler to crown. The queen rocked an elegant wedding dress with a 13 foot bridal trail designed by norman hartnel.
Hartnell s signature was said to be embroidery and he enjoyed. Like many queen consorts the queen mother was from an aristocratic family.