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Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon on her wedding day

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The wedding took place on 26 April 1923 at Westminster Abbey. The young couple became the Duke and Duchess of York and Elizabeth made her first appearance in front of cheering crowds on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. The wedding was not broadcast on the radio however; the Archbishop of Canterbury was concerned that men might be listening in public houses. The couple honeymooned in Scotland and Surrey.
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