Queen Elizabeth's Wedding, 1947. Bride's Magazine:Princess Elizabeth & Duke of Edinburg.One foot shy of her parents' cake, the then-Princess's four-tiered wedding cake was created by McVitie & Price, Ltd. & featured sugar figurines depicting the couple engaging in favorite pastimes together. Slices were cut using the Duke's sword & one layer was preserved for Prince Charles's christening in 1948. http://www.brides.com/celebrity-wedding/royal-wedding/2011/04/real-royal-wedding-cakes#slide=4
The Queen's mother-in-law. Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885-1969) was the mother of Prince Philip. She was born deaf, but read lips in several languages. She married Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark in 1903 and had 5 children. Her family was exiled from Greece in 1917. Her later years were devoted to charity and she founded the order of nuns known as the Christian Sisterhood of Martha and Mary.
The Queen is 'a still point in a tumultuous world'