Queen Elizabeth IIandPrince Philipmarried on November 20 1947 and upon the Duke of Edinburgh’s death last year, they had a 73 year long marriage.
The couple tied the knot at Westminster Abbey in London and the then-Princess Elizabeth was the 10th member of the Royal Family to be married at the location.
Along with over 2,000 guests at the ceremony, the young royal had eight bridesmaids accompany her down the aisle.
The mood is now sombre however, as the bridesmaids who accompanied the Queen to her wedding altar will be saying their final goodbyes to her at her funeral.
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The Queen’s bridesmaids were Princess Margaret, Princess Alexandra of Kent, Lady Caroline Montagu-Douglas-Scott, Lady Mary Cambridge, The Hon. Pamela Mountbatten, The Hon. Margaret Elpinstone and Diana Bowes-Lyon.
Out of the eight who were there on Her Majesty’s big day, six have since passed away leaving just two to pay their respects to the late monarch.
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Princess Alexandra of Kent
Princess Alexandra of Kent is the Queen’s first cousin and daughter of the Duke of Kent.
Alexandra, 85, who is also known as The Honourable Lady Ogilvy, is also Prince Philip’s first cousin once removed and at the time of her birth she was sixth in line for the throne.
She was the youngest of the monarch’s bridesmaids and since the late 1950s, Princess Alexandra carried out an extensive programme of engagements in support of the Queen.
She represented the Queen when Nigeria gained its independence from the UK in October 1960.
On April 24, 1963, she married the Hon. Angus James Bruce Ogilvy and the couple had two children, James and Marina, and four grandchildren.
The Hon. Pamela Mountbatten
Lady Pamela Carmen Louise Hicks, previously Mountbatten, is a British aristocrat.
Through her father, Lady Pamela is a first cousin of the Duke of Edinburgh and after the death of her cousin in 2021, she is the last surviving great-grandchild of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom.
As a lady-in-waiting to then-Princess Elizabeth, she was present in Kenya when King George VI died and Elizabeth became Queen.
In late 1953 and early 1954, she accompanied the Queen as lady-in-waiting on the royal tour to Jamaica, Panama, Fiji, Tonga, New Zealand, Australia, Ceylon, Aden, Libya, Malta and Gibraltar.
Lady Pamela married David Hicks in 1960 at Romsey Abbey in Hampshire and had three children. He was an interior designer and passed away in 1998.
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