The marriage of a monarch and her consort
November 20th 1947
(photo Wiki Commons)
The Queen and Prince Philip are about to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary, yet another milestone in a reign that has seen both monarch and consort break records and make royal history over and over again. The couple, then just 21 and 26, married on November 20th 1947. Seven decades on, they look as loved up as they did on that special day. They are the first royal couple in British history to celebrate seventy years of marriage. In the run up to this historic moment, here's a chance to look back at how they celebrated their other landmark anniversaries....
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.