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Belated 60th Congratulations

We missed it: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last week.

They were married on 20 November 1947, just two years after the end of World War II. The queen is the first English monarch to be married for 60+ years.

In a nice touch, the royal couple celebrated with 10 other couples who also were married on the same day in 1947.

The BBC has 60 fascinatin’ facts about the royal marriage. (“13. The fabric for the dress was woven at Winterthur Silks Limited, Dunfermline, in the Canmore factory, using silk that had come from Chinese silkworms at Lullingstone Castle.”) And Royal Insight magazine has a different look back.

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