A father is the leader, protector, shepherd, organiser, director and a model. Former United States President Barrack Obama in his 2008 Father’s Day speech said among other things that “the father is the foundation of the family”.
The two were married at Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947. Two thousand invited guests watched, while over 200 million people listened to the ceremony via radio broadcast. Elizabeth was 21 at the time, but had known Philip long before even their initial engagement.