For the monarch and her husband, Prince Philip, it was an intimate and quiet family affair yesterday (Monday, 20 Nov) to celebrate the couple's 70 years of marriage.
To commemorate the anniversary, the royal couple was photographed in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle earlier this month.
Tomorrow Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will celebrate their 70th Wedding Anniversary as more new photographs are being released. British photographer Matt Holyoak of Camera Press, took these new images in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle earlier this month. On 9th July 1947, the engagement of the then Princess Elizabeth to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten was announced. Their wedding ceremony took place at Westminster Abbey on 20th November 1947. Find out about The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh's wedding day by clicking on the link in the bio.
Their wedding took place at London's Westminster Abbey on Nov. 20, 1947, just two years after World War Two and was celebrated by the nation amid an austere post-war climate.
Wedding portrait of the couple on their wedding day. Photo: Royal UK
The royal couple went on to have four children – Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward.
Having first met when they were teenagers, they eventually married when Elizabeth was a 25-year-old princess, with the both of them deeply in love with each other.
Congratulations to both for this tremendous milestone in their marriage!