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Pick of the Week: The People’s Wedding

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 26, 2020 3:18:02 PM


On this day, 20th November, 71 years ago, Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten. It was only two years after the war and the occasion marked a glimpse of joy in an otherwise bleak period of austerity and rationing. Sir Winston Churchill put it aptly in describing the marriage as, “A flash of colour on the hard road we have to travel.”

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Topics: The Queen, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth, Wedding

Pick of the Week: The Queen’s Mother in Law

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 24, 2020 12:59:39 AM


Prince Philip’s mother, Princess Alice, had a troubled yet remarkable life but surprisingly it is a story not many people know about. She died peacefully on this day (5th December) in 1969 in Buckingham Palace but her life was full of turbulence and turmoil.

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Topics: Prince Philip, Prince Alice, Queen Elizabeth