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[VIDEO] Duke of Edinburgh Meets the Beatles

Mar. 23, 1964 - The Duke of Edinburgh met the Beatles tonight at the Empire Ballroom, Leicester Square, where the Duke was presenting the Carl Alan awards — the Oscars of the ballroom dancing world.

The Beatles won two. One was for being the outstanding beat group of 1963, and the other was for making the year’s outstanding vocal record, “She Loves You.”

The Beatles had a shock earlier — they were told they had to wear dinner suits.

Only George owns one. So Ringo, who normally regards wearing a tie as going formal, sent round for some suits — “quick.”

Three suits were fitted up in three hours.

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