Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, 1966

On this day, November 20, in 1947, Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in London. Karsh had photographed Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth in 1943 when she was just 17; he photographed her alone, and with Philip and their young family, in 1951; and on three additional occasions, in 1966, 1984, and 1987. See more about these Sittings.