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Marrying the Queen

  • King George gave Philip permission to marry his daughter, Elizabeth.
  • The Prince of Greece and Denmark became a naturalized British subject, formally joined the Church of England, and abandoned his foreign titles.
  • On his wedding day, 20 November 1947, he was made Duke of Edinburgh, a name he was widely known by for the rest of his life. He was 26, and his new wife 21.
  • During their 1952 tour of the Commonwealth, King George VI, Elizabeth's father, was dead at 56.
  • Philip's naval ambitions were curbed. The new Queen Elizabeth would need her husband by her side. The Duke of Edinburgh was named as the Queen's consort. His primary function was to support his wife.

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