Famous wedding dresses: Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II was just 21 when she married Prince Phillip. In November 1946. The couple had met when she was just 13 years old at the wedding of his cousin, Princess Marina of Greece. Her Majesty famously saved up ration cards to purchase the material needed. The gown was made of ivory duchess satin and decorated with 10,000 imported white pearls, silver thread and tulle embroidery. Her bridal ensemble also included a 15-foot patterned full court train attached at the shoulders. And a silk tulle veil held in place by a tiara lent to the princess by her mother.