The marriage of a monarch and her consort
November 20th 1947
(photo Wiki Commons)
In less than 48 hours time, Elizabeth II adds another milestone to the record breaking story of her reign. On February 6th 2017, the Queen will have reigned for 65 years - the first British monarch to reach that landmark. It will be a day spent quietly, in reflection, but there is also huge excitement as Elizabeth II becomes the Sapphire Queen. It's one of many milestones in her reign and today there's a look at the wedding anniversaries that have celebrated the success of the partnership that is Elizabeth and Philip. Enjoy some more landmarks from the life of the Sapphire Queen.
The first major wedding anniversary came in 1972 when the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh celebrated 25 years of marriage.
Their Silver Wedding anniversary was marked with plenty of family events with their four children joining them for portraits and parades.