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The man who wouldn’t be king




A black and white photograph of Prince Philip dressed in a suit in 1940.
Philip was born the heir to the kingdoms of Greece and Denmark.(



Banished from his home, Philip gave up his crown, country and career to be with Elizabeth.

The groom barely stole a glance as they walked up the aisle.

An audience of 200 million people across the world gathered for the broadcast as the bride, a future monarch, made her way to the altar of Westminster Abbey.

Not much attention was paid to Philip, dressed in his naval uniform and decorated with medals from his military career as well as his new title, Duke of Edinburgh.

A black and white still of Queen Elizabeth walking down the aisle of Westminster Abbey with Prince Philip.
The couple married on November 20, 1947.(

Supplied: The Royal Family


A black and white still of Princess Elizabeth and Philip walking down the aisle.
Philip was named the Duke of Edinburgh before the wedding.(



He and Elizabeth came to a halt in front of the archbishops of…

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