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Why Queen Elizabeth II's Marriage Was Met With Suspicion

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The marriage of Queen Elizabeth II to Prince Philip is now widely regarded as a symbol of enduring union. But in 1947, when the wedding took place, many in the royal family were concerned.


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Abandoned by Queen Victoria after her husband's death. Reinvented as the perfect royal stage by King Edward VII. Occupied by King George VI and his wife Queen Elizabeth while being bombed by the Nazis. The history of Buckingham Palace in the decades before the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II is full of drama and surprising secrets, many of which nearly derailed the British monarchy. Join us as we reveal the scandals and tragedies of Buckingham Palace and meet the kings and queens who shaped its unique history.

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