Monday, November 19, 2007

Royal Wedding Trivia

In honor of the Diamond wedding anniversary of The Queen and Prince Philip on November 20th. Some royal wedding trivia.

  • The Queen is the first British monarch to celebrate a Diamond wedding anniversary

  • This was the first and only time in British history that an heir presumptive to the throne had been married.

  • The Queen was the 10th member of the Royal family to be married in Westminster Abbey.

  • An identical copy of her wedding bouquet was made and presented to The Queen on her Golden wedding anniversary in 1997.

  • The two Royal kneelers, used during the wedding service, were covered in rose pink silk. They were made from orange boxes, due to war time austerity, and date stamped 1946.

  • Trumpet fanfares were introduced for the first time at a Royal wedding in the Abbey.

  • The Duke of Edinburgh is only one of a few consorts to reigning female Queens in British history

© Marilyn Braun 2007

Original trivia source: Official site of the British Monarchy

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Royal Weddings
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4 comments:

Vanessa said...

Did you know if you go to the Official Website and select Children and then seach Gold State Coach and look for the link to the Cut out of the Gold State coach that you can print out a very nice cut out of the coach. It's really nice. It's now hanging on my cubicle wall at work!

Marilyn said...

Wow, no I didn't know that. That's cool. I actually really like it when official sites have sections for children. The Prince of Wales also has a children's section too. Not as interesting as that though!

Laurie (quidscribis) said...

[i]The two Royal kneelers, used during the wedding service, were covered in rose pink silk. They were made from orange boxes, due to war time austerity, and date stamped 1946.[/i]

That is really cool. Not the war, but the fact that they, the royals, went to lengths themselves to conserve and make do. I respect that. :)

Laurie (quidscribis) said...

The two Royal kneelers, used during the wedding service, were covered in rose pink silk. They were made from orange boxes, due to war time austerity, and date stamped 1946.

That is really cool. Not the war, but the fact that they, the royals, went to lengths themselves to conserve and make do. I respect that. :)