Buckingham Palace has released a new photograph of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh to mark their 73rd Wedding Anniversary on Friday, 20 November 2020.
Chris Jackson from Getty took this historic photo of the Royal Couple looking at a handmade anniversary card from their great-grandchildren, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle earlier that week.
Other cards and letters sent by well-wishers are seen sitting on the coffee table.
Photographer Chris Jackson said on Twitter, ‘Very special this week to be invited to capture HM The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh in a photograph to celebrate their 73rd Wedding Anniversary. An astounding achievement and touching to capture this moment as they read an anniversary card sent by their great-grandchildren.’
The Queen and Prince Philip are the longest-married royal couple in British and Australian history.
Reports say this year’s anniversary celebrations ‘are expected to be low key’ as The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh continue their isolation at Windsor Castle during the coronavirus lockdown.
The 21-year-old Princess Elizabeth married 26-year-old Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at 11.30 am GMT on 20 November 1947 at Westminster Abbey in London.
The Queen wears the Sapphire Chrysanthemum Brooch which she wore on her honeymoon.
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