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Look Back on Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II's 70-Year Marriage in Pictures

25/04/2018 - 10:58 AM

After almost 70 years of marriage [1], Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II are still going strong. The two were first introduced in 1934, when she was only 8 years old, but it wasn't until their meeting at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth in July 1939 — Elizabeth was 13 and Philip was 18 — that they fell in love and began to exchange letters. In November 1947, the two made things official when they tied the knot during a luxurious ceremony at Westminster Abbey. Nearly a year after their wedding day, Elizabeth gave birth to the couple's first child, Prince Charles, and they welcomed their daughter, Princess Anne, two years later. Over the years, the pair have shared a number of sweet moments together as they carry out their royal duties across the globe. Now that Prince Philip has officially retired [2], look back at his best appearances with Queen Elizabeth II.

1947

The two looked royally in love on their wedding day.

1951

The royal couple posed with their children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne.

1966

The pair shared a dance at a state ball at a palace in Valetta, Malta.

1967

The pair waved to the crowd in Ascot.

1972

The couple posed for a royal portrait for their 25th wedding anniversary.

1977

The two were all smiles during their visit to Fiji.

1999

The two had a rare PDA moment when Philip gave his wife a kiss on the cheek during the millennium celebrations in London.

1999

The two shared a laugh during a public outing together.

2002

The duo attended the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster.

2003

The two waved from the balcony at Buckingham Palace after Trooping the Colour.

2004

Elizabeth and Philip shared a laugh at Buckingham Palace.

2005

They waved to the crowd as they left the Recollections of World War II Commemoration Show in London.

2006

The pair held hands at the State Opening of Parliament.

2007

The couple marked their Diamond Wedding Anniversary by revisiting Broadlands in Hampshire, where they spent their wedding night.

2008

The two attended the State Opening of Parliament in London.

2009

The pair were all smiles at the opening of Paragon House at Thames Valley University in London.

2010

The couple attended a reception for A Celebration of Novia Scotia at the Cunard Centre in Halifax, Canada.

2011

The two said goodbye the crowd as they wrapped up their 10-day visit to Australia.

2012

Philip presented his wife with the winning owner's trophy after her horse Estimate won The Queen's Vase horse race.

2013

Queen Elizabeth II presented Prince Philip with the Order of New Zealand at Buckingham Palace.

2014

They shared a laugh at Windsor Castle.

2015

Prince Philip snuggled under a blanket with Queen Elizabeth II at the Braemar Gathering.

2015

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II held hands as they left London's St. Paul's Cathedral.

2016

The couple posed for a royal portrait.

2017

The two attended the Royal Maundy service at Leicester Cathedral.


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