The Royals

Elizabeth's Early Life in Pictures

Look back at the fairy-tale princess's charmed life before she became Her Majesty, the Queen


Princess Elizabeth beams at her new husband, Philip Mountbatten, on their wedding day on Nov. 20, 1947. Philip, Elizabeth's distant cousin, had been Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark but renounced his titles and any claims to foreign thrones before marrying the English princess. Some 200 million people around the world listened to the BBC radio broadcast of the wedding.