The Duke of Edinburgh had two stag parties before his wedding to the Queen and the couple were showered with rose petals as they headed off on honeymoon. The information is among 60 facts released by Buckingham Palace to celebrate their diamond anniversary on November 20th.
Another fact reveals how their wedding cake on 20 November 1947 was 9ft (2.74m) high.
Royal family members have attended a celebration dinner hosted by Prince Charles at Clarence House.
The Queen is the first British monarch to celebrate a diamond wedding anniversary.
The list of wedding facts also disclosed that on the day of the wedding, the grave of the Unknown Warrior was the only stone not covered by a special carpet inside Westminster Abbey. The day after the ceremony, the Queen followed a tradition started by her mother of having her wedding bouquet returned to the Abbey to be laid on the tombstone.
And among the 2,500 wedding presents were two pairs of bed socks and a home-made tea cosy sent by members of the public.
All the 60 facts are HERE and the Official Royal website HERE