Happy Anniversary Gan-Gan! Queen and Prince Philip Are All Smiles On the 73rd Wedding Anniversary

 

The enduring relationship of H.M Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, with its ups and downs, as Netflix’s The Crown clearly shows us, has lasted the longest of any British sovereign.

The ultimate royal couple are marking their 73rd wedding anniversary by releasing a photo showing them opening a card which was custom-made by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children.

 

 

Made by Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, the card features a huge 73 on it, as the pair are seen opening it at the Windsor Castle’s Oak Room. You can almost imagine the three young royals, sticking their tongue out, which seems to help anyone concentrate more, as they sit around the kitchen table at Kensington Palace making sure that they do not ‘go over the lines’, with Kate making sure of just that!

 

The engagement of the cousins was officially announced on July 9, 1947 and the wedding took place just four months later on November 20, 1947 at Westminster Abbey. Pictured waving as newlyweds from Buckingham Palace

 

The Queen, 94, was a 21-year old princess when she married Lt Philip Mountbatten, now aged 99, on 20th November 1947. The Queen and the Duke, who has retired from public duties, are spending the lockdown at Windsor Castle in England, and anniversary celebrations are expected to be low key.

 

 

In a sweet nod to her husband, in the latest photo released, the Queen wears the same sapphire and diamond brooch she sported for their honeymoon photoshoot in 1947.

 

Princess Elizabeth (later to become Queen Elizabeth ll) and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh walking in the grounds of Broadlands, the home of the Duke's uncle, Earl Mountbatten, on their honeymoon, November 1947. The Queen is wearing a Chrysanthemum Brooch in the picture, which she also wore in the new image today

 

Over the years, the couple, who have four children, and eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren (so far), have found balance in their relationship.

The duke, always protective, understands that his wife is a head of state and has duties that need to take priority in their life.

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