The Queen and Prince Philip mark 73rd wedding anniversary

Carla Harmon
November 22, 2020

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip look at a homemade wedding anniversary card, given to them by their great grandchildren. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh marked their 73rd wedding anniversary by releasing a photograph that shows them opening the colourful card.

"In the photograph Her Majesty and His Royal Highness are seen looking at an anniversary card made by Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, alongside other cards and letters sent by well-wishers".

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are celebrating 73 years of marriage.


The Queen and the Duke have been spending the national lockdown over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic at Windsor Castle in England, and their anniversary celebrations are expected to be a low-key affair.

The joy that the thoughtful gift brought them was clear to see. To mark the occasion, the palace released a new picture of them taken in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle.

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 was given the jewellery in 1946 by Sir James Laing & Sons Limited and the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company Limited when she launched the British Princess oil tanker.


The couple, who were married on November 20, 1947, at Westminster Abbey, will celebrate their wedding anniversary at Windsor Castle on Friday. The couple are parents to four children, Prince Charles, 72, Princess Anne, 70, Prince Andrew, 60, and Prince Edward, 56.

Prince Philip, on the other hand, has retired from public duties.


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