On November 20, 1947, two years after the end of the second World War, the world reveled in the marriage of a reserved, 21-year-old princess to the man she fell in love with at the age of 13. And now, 67 years later, we’re reveling in the still-strong marriage of the pair, now known as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
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Just a few short years ago, the world rallied around another royal wedding, that of Prince William and Kate Middleton, on April 29, 2011. Despite the 64-year gap between the two events, there are many similarities between the two couples, which we’ve rounded up in this slideshow.
Still, as fun as it all is to look at, the parallel we truly hope to see is that Kate and William have just as strong and lasting of a union as the young queen and her prince. All hail to love!
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