Royal Platinum Wedding: the official photo

You don't get out of a major royal wedding anniversary without an official photo or two and with just hours to go until they mark 70 years of marriage, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have opened up the latest chapter in their album with a portrait by Matt Holyoak of Camera Press.

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The picture, taken in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle earlier in November 2017, comes with a promise. It's the first of a series of photos which will be released ''worldwide'' to mark the special anniversary. And it's underlining the historic nature of this anniversary. The Queen and Prince Philip are standing in front of portraits of George III and Queen Charlotte who were married for 57 years - the previous record for a monarchical marriage in Britain. It's already proved a huge hit with over 80,000 likes on Instagram in less than 12 hours. 

The Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, married Philip Mountbatten on November 20th 1947 at Westminster Abbey. You can find lots more about this Platinum Wedding Anniversary on the special page here.