The highly revered Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip recently celebrated a significant milestone. Fans and followers around the world rejoiced alongside the happily married couple who didn’t make a big fuss about their milestone, but it’s quite impressive to say the least.
In fact, they are the first British monarchs to reach this notable milestone which had since been unheard of. It’s one that has people ooohing and ahhhhing.
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They are the first British monarchs who reached this remarkable milestone which had previously been unheard of. They met as teenagers when Elizabeth was only 13 while Philip was 18. The Queen admitted that she immediately fell in love with him then.
They couple spent most of their early years in the same social circles. However, their romance sparked when she went to the Royal Naval College with her parents and met Philip who gave the family a tour of the college.
The couple announced their engagement after Philip returned from serving in the Royal Army during World War II. They got married almost four months after that.
On Nov. 20, 1947, the then Princess Elizabeth stood at the altar as she was preparing to get married to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten. The ceremony took place at Westminster Abbey in front of 2,000 guests.
Elizabeth’s father King George VI escorted her to the abbe while Prince Philip was waiting for wearing his Naval officer’s uniform. Then-Princess wore an ivory silk dress decorated with 10,000 seed pearls, crystals and a 13-foot-long train. Her wedding ring was made from a nugget of Welsh gold, as Faith Tap reported.
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At the time, people could only listen via radio to the broadcast of the beautiful wedding ceremony. Now, the queen and prince have a beatiful new portrait taken at Windsor Castle in order to honor their anniversary.
The Royal Mail issued six stamps to commemorate their 70th wedding anniversary. The black and white stamps capture a few moments of the royal couple’s lives, including their engagement announcement, their wedding and their honeymoon. The couple is adorable in this stamp collection.
Today we issue our stamps to commemorate the 70th Wedding Anniversary of HM the Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
— Royal Mail Stamps (@RoyalMailStamps) November 19, 2017
The queen celebrated a few milestones. However, she also announced that she has no intention of stepping down from her post. She said that she has been serving her country for her entire life, just like she promised to do on her 21st birthday.
There have also been discussions about the possibility of the crown “leapfrogging” Prince Charles in favour of his son Prince William.
But this has been dismissed since it would cause a constitutional crisis, with Prince William previously saying there was “no question” of it happening.
Speaking in 2012 about his future on the throne, Prince Charles, 68, said: “Impatient? Me? What a thing to suggest! Yes of course I am. I’ll run out of time soon. I shall have snuffled it if I’m not careful”.