Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh
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For the first time the world listened to a royal princess in Westminster Abbey say, "I do," heard the stumble of a five-year-old royal page. A party for Londoners, The Wedding became a pageant to refresh the inner eye, to expand the historical imagination. At its centre were two young people, surrounded by the full resources of church and royal state - gold plate on the high altar; trumpeters, glass coaches, tiaras, Household Cavalry, medieval standards; surrounded by the full resources of press, radio, television and newsreels; reporting even the minutiae of Cockney cracks; of the police, resting during the ceremony, at St. James's Park, drinking hot tea, their helmets beside them.
THE ROYAL WEDDING