Sarah's wedding gown was designed by Lindka Cierach. Gorgeous seed pearl and diamante embroidery covered the bodice and seventeen and a half foot train. 155,000 sequins and pearls were used to create symbols that were special to the royal couple and their families, including thistles, hearts, bees, anchors and even an ‘A’ for Andrew.
The Romanovs & the House of Windsor ~ Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of HMTQ Elizabeth II is a great-great grandson of Russian Emperor Nikolay I. The relations: 1. his father -Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark; 2. His farther's mother - Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna of Russia, later Queen Olga of the Hellenes; 3. His grandmother's father - Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia, the son of Nikolay I and brother of Alexander II of Russia
Prince Philip's 90th birthday: A life of service to Queen and country
Parents of Prince Phillip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband Princess Alice and Prince Andrew with all their children, circa 1930. Behind: Princess Cecilie (left) and Princess Sophie. In front, left to right: Princess Margarita, Prince Philip, parents, and Princess Theodora. The family disintegrated soon after this photo was taken, with Philip being all but orphaned. He was taken in by his British grandmother and eventually ended up in the care of his uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten.