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UK Queen celebrates 70th wedding anniversary (22nd November, 2017)

The United Kingdom's Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 70th wedding anniversary last Monday with her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

The Queen walked down the aisle as a 21-year-old princess on November 20, 1947.

She is the first British monarch ever to celebrate a platinum wedding anniversary.

She is also the UK's longest-ever reigning monarch.  ( THe second longest reigning monarch was beinG Queen  Victoria)

The couple celebrated their special day with close family and friends at a small private party at one of their royal homes - Windsor Castle, west of London. They marked the occasion with the release of a set of official portraits. Britain's post office has also celebrated the historic landmark with a special set of commemorative postage stamps.



The royal couple first met as teenagers during World War II. Prince Philip was the son of a Greek prince.

He gave up his title to become a British citizen to marry the then Princess Elizabeth.

Reports say that prior to the wedding, he told his future mother-in-law that he had, "fallen in love completely and unreservedly" with her daughter. He once stated that: "My job first, second and last, is never to let the Queen down." The Queen has always relied on her husband, whom she described as her "rock".

Jennie Bond, a former BBC royal correspondent, explained that humor helped their longevity.

She said: "A big part of what has kept them going over so many years is the fact they can share a joke together."


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