Queen Elizabeth And Husband, Prince Philip Celebrate 73rd Wedding Anniversary

Queen Of England And Husband, Duke Of Edinburgh Celebrate 73rd Wedding Anniversary
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh look at their homemade wedding anniversary card, given to them by their great grandchildren Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, ahead of their 73rd wedding anniversary, in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain, on November 17, 2020. (Handout via REUTERS/epost-robot).

Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, and her husband; Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, have celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary on Friday, November 20.

Elizabeth, 94, and Philip, 99, married in London’s Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947, just two years after the end of World War Two.

The royals marked the occasion by releasing a photograph of them reading a card made by their great-grandchildren, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, The Guardian reports.

The couple are pictured on a sofa in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle, where they are spending lockdown.

In perhaps a symbolic reference to their long marital union, the Queen chose to wear a chrysanthemum brooch, made from sapphires and diamonds set in platinum.

She wore the same brooch in photographs taken on their honeymoon at Broadlands in Hampshire, and again in pictures taken to mark their diamond wedding in 2007.

On their golden wedding anniversary, she paid very personal tribute to Prince Philip in a speech at Guildhall in London, in which she said;

He is someone who doesn’t take easily to compliments, but he has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years.

They are blessed with four children – Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.

The royal couple has spent much time apart since Philip, 99, retired from public engagements in 2017, with him living largely on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk while she remained at Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace.

However, during the pandemic lockdown, the couple have been living together at Windsor Castle.

The colourful card, with a pop-out figure of 73, was one of several anniversary cards and letters sent by well-wishers to the couple, with a small pile shown on a nearby table.

Congratulations to the couple. 

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