'The Royal Wedding of H. Majesty the Queen to the Duke of Edinburgh 1947'

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'The Royal Wedding of H. Majesty the Queen to the Duke of Edinburgh 1947'

by Vandyk
bromide print, 20 November 1947
7 1/2in. x 9 1/2in. (192 mm x 242 mm)
Photographs Collection
NPG x45730

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  • Vandyk (active 1881-1947), Photographer. Artist or producer associated with 662 portraits.

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Current affairs

Princess Elizabeth marries Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey. Philip renounced his title of Prince of Greece and Denmark, to become Duke of Edinburgh when he married the heir to the throne.

Art and science

The first Edinburgh Festival includes performances by Kathleen Ferrier, Alec Guinness and Margot Fonteyn. The Festival is now a major annual international arts event that takes place over three weeks every August, and includes top class performers in theatre, music and dance as well as lesser-known performers who take part in the parallel 'Fringe Festival'.

International

India is granted independence from the British Empire and the former British Raj is partitioned into India and Pakistan. After various revolts and several years of civil disobedience led by Gandhi and his Quit India Movement, Britain agrees to disband the Raj and grant independence to India.
Palestine is partitioned into a Jewish State, an Arab State and a small internationally administered zone.

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