Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip Celebrate 70th Anniversary with Special Announcement
Staying married for nearly seven decades is definitely worth celebrating, and the British royal family knows exactly what to do to commemorate this anniversary.
When they met as teenagers—Elizabeth was 13 and Philip was 18—the future queen confessed to falling in love with him immediately. However, their romance was sparked when she and her family visited the Royal Naval College and he gave them the tour.
After he returned from serving in World War II, they announced their engagement.
On November 20th, 1947, Queen Elizabeth—then Princess Elizabeth—married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in a lavish wedding, attended by nearly 2,000 people.
To commemorate their incredible 70 years of marriage, the Royal Mail is releasing four commemorative stamps, showing moments from the couple’s time together.
Today we issue our stamps to commemorate the 70th Wedding Anniversary of HM the Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
— Royal Mail Stamps (@RoyalMailStamps) November 19, 2017
On top of that, the royals—now 91 and 96—had an official photo taken to celebrate the occasion.
Photographer Matt Holyoak was commissioned to take the photos.
I am very honoured to have been commissioned to photograph Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh for their 70th wedding anniversary. I would like to congratulate Her Majesty and His Royal Highness on their landmark achievement. I would also like to thank @camerapress_photography, Sally Osman and Angela Kelly for giving me this opportunity. ? ? #queenelizabeth #70thanniversary #buckinghampalace #windsorcastle #mattholyoak #royalfamily #dukeofediburgh #platinumanniversary #princephillip ?? Photo © Matt Holyoak / Camera Press
Congratulations to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip for their historic achievement!