The marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten on 20th November 1947 was a flash of colour brightening up the austere post-war years. However, as perfect as the day seemed to those invited and those merely straining their necks for a glimpse of the royal couple, a behind-the-scenes incident changed the preparation for future royal weddings. ITV aired a documentary earlier this week which looked back at the iconic day. A Very Royal Wedding documented the pomp and ceremony, with Alexander Armstrong delving deep into the archives and narrating. Another Royal Wedding! Queen’s relative announces engagement Queen Elizabeth engagement ring: Thoughtful reason behind design Those watching at home tuned in to see how everything from the cake, to the dress were readied for this global event. But, what startled viewers and even Alexander himself was on discovering the mysterious disappearance of the Queen’s bouquet. Wedding photos were shown and the details were discussed in great detail. Elizabeth and Philip can be seen posing alongside their bridesmaids, although there is a notable but not immediately obvious omission – the bride herself has no bouquet. Queen reacts to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s US Christmas plans “Soon after the wedding day, father got a call from Buckingham Palace saying would they make a replica of the bouquet,” he told ITV. “Halfway through their honeymoon, Princess and Prince Philip came back to the Palace. “She put her wedding dress on again and he put his naval uniform on and then they had the photographs, just the two of them.” This accident meant that from then on all royal brides had two bouquets in the event one should go missing, a tradition which continued at Meghan Markle ’s marriage to Prince Harry in 2018. DON’T MISS… Queen Elizabeth II: Queen’s hobby she shares […]