Going to the Chapel and We're Going to Join the Monarchy
31 PHOTOGRAPHS IN COLLECTION (WITH UNALTERED, HISTORICAL NOTES)
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ROYAL FAMILY Japan Crown Prince Akihito. (April 11) ROYAL ROAD TO ROMANCE --- Japan's Prince Akihito and his bride, the former Michiko Shoda, smilingly acknowledge the cheers of Tokyo throngs as the royal carriage rolls through the city after their wedding. This is original copy on the event, received in New York today by air from Tokyo. (AP Wirephoto) (jdc71345tyo) 1959
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Royal Family Great Britain Princess Margaret Wedding (NY21 - May 4) OFFICIAL WEDDING CAKE FOR PRINCESS MARGARET - This is the official wedding cake for Princess Margaret, who marries Antony Armstrong-Jones Friday. Frank Jacobs, left, chief decorator of Lyons & Co. of London, and his assistant, Tony Quinnell, work on the cake which is six feet high. The three tiers bear Margaret's coat-of-arms and the initials M and A. It weighs 150 pounds and is only cake that is to be cut at Buckingham Palace for the royal family after the wedding. (AP Wirephoto via radio from London) (js41440rca1960)
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ROYAL FAMILY Great Britain Princess Margaret (Wedding) BRIDAL GROUP -- WEDDING GROUP IN THE THRONE ROOM OF BUCKINGHAM PALACE MAY 6, TAKEN BY PHOTOGRAPHER CECIL BEATON. STANDING LEFT TO RIGHT: COUNTESS OF ROSSE, PRINCE CHARLES, QUEEN ELIZABETH II; ANTONY ARMSTRONG-JONES; PRINCESS MARGARET; THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER; AND MR. RONALD ARMSTRONG-JONES. EIGHT BRIDESMAIDS SEATED LEFT TO RIGHT; LADY ROSE NEVILL; SARAH LOWTHER; ANNABEL RHODES; CATHERINE VESEY; LADY VIRGINIA FITZROY; PRINCESS ANNE; ANGELA NEVILL; AND MARILYN WILLS.
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Royal Family Great Britain Princess Margaret (Wedding) THE ROYAL WEDDING PARTY AT THE PALACE -- THE ROYAL WEDDING PARTY IS SHOWN ON THE BALCONY OF BUCKINGHAM PALACE, LONDON, TODAY MAY 6. AFTER ITS RETURN FROM THE WEDDING OF PRINCESS MARGARET AND MR. ANTONY ARMSTRONG-JONES AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY. (LEFT TO RIGHT) CATHERINE VESEY, 6; PRINCE PHILIP; ANNABEL RHODES, 8; QUEEN ELIZABETH; PRINCE CHARLES; SARAH LOWTHER, 6; THE QUEEN MOTHER; LADY VIRGINAI FITZROY, 6; ARMSTRONG-JONES, PRINCESS MARGARET, MARILYN WILLS, 12, AND ANGELA MEVILL, 12.
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ROYAL FAMILY Gt. Britain Princess Margaret (Wedding) THE BRIDE AND GROOM -- THIS FORMAL PORTRAIT OF PRINCESS MARGARET AND HER BRIDEGROOM, MR. ANTONY ARMSTRONG JONES, WAS MADE IN BUCKINGHAM PALACE, LONDON, TODAY MAY 6, AFTER THEY HAD DRIVEN THERE FROM THEIR WEDDING IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY. LATER THEY LEFT FOR AN ATLANTIC HONEYMOON ON BOARD THE ROYAL YACHT "BRITANNIA."
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