Celebrate Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's 70th Wedding Anniversary in Photos

The British royals will be celebrating their platinum wedding anniversary on Nov. 20

By Meg Swertlow Nov 14, 2017 10:23 PMTags
Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Then and NowPress Association via AP Images, Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

We can all agree: 70 years is a long time to be married.

Queen Elizabeth II, 91, and Prince Philip, 96, are getting ready to celebrate their platinum wedding anniversary on Nov. 20.

Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten were wed at Westminster Abbey in London on Nov. 20, 1947.

Their headline-making wedding ceremony was in front of 2,000 invited wedding guests. The nuptials were recorded and broadcast by BBC Radio to 200 million people around the globe. 

It is reported that the royal couple received over 2,500 wedding presents and around 10,000 telegrams congratulating them on their nuptials.

The pair has certainly been through a lot during their 70-year marriage.

The royals have four children, Charles, Prince of Wales, Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.

Check out their legendary love in photos...

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Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh are photographed in 1947.


The two were photographed on July 11, 1947, shortly after they announced their engagement.


Then-Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh (formerly Lt Philip Mountbatten) are photographed as they leave Westminster Abbey after their marriage ceremony on Nov. 20, 1947.


Then-Princess Elizabeth, now Queen, and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, now the Duke of Edinburgh, were photographed at Buckingham Palace after their wedding ceremony on Nov. 20, 1947.


On Nov. 24, 1947, Elizabeth and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, enjoy a walk during their honeymoon at Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire in England.


Dec. 15, 1948, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, stands behind Princess Elizabeth who is holding Prince Charles after his christening ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London.


Then-Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh attend the Royal Horse Show at Windsor Castle on May 12, 1949.


On Dec. 15, 1948, Prince Charles slept in the arms of his mother, Princess Elizabeth, after his Christening at Buckingham Palace. 


The then-Princess Elizabeth holds her daughter, Princess Anne, at her christening in Buckingham Palace on Oct. 2, 1950.


The royal parents are photographed outside Clarence House in 1951.


Princess Anne and Prince Charles are photographed with their royal parents on the grounds of Clarence House, their London residence, on Aug. 9, 1951.


Wearing more casual clothes than usual, the couple is pictured at a square dance held in their honor in Ottawa, Canada on Oct. 17, 1951. The dance was one of the events arranged during their Canadian tour. 


The couple was photographed with their children Charles and Anne at Balmoral Castle in Scotland in 1952.


On June 2, 1953, Queen Elizabeth II wore the Imperial State Crown and the Duke of Edinburgh in uniform of Admiral of the Fleet wave from the balcony to the onlooking crowds around the gates of Buckingham Palace after the Coronation.


The Duke of Edinburgh sends his royal children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne, swinging through the air on their swing at Balmoral Castle while Queen Elizabeth watches the fun on August 15, 1955.


The royal is seated and wearing a crown, while her husband stands by her side.


The pair are photographed during a royal visit to Canada.


The royal family is photographed at Windsor Castle on the occasion of The Queen's 39th birthday. 


Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth II, Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Andrew, Duke of York all smile at Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, in his cradle on April 21, 1965 at Frogmore House in Windsor, Berkshire.


The Queen And Prince Philip visit the Great Wall of China near Peking.


Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip spend time at the countryside at Balmoral, Scotland in 1972.


Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visit a farm on their Balmoral estate in Scotland, during their Silver Wedding anniversary year of 1972. 


The royals are photographed in front of Buckingham Palace on June 15, 1974.


The couple visits New Zealand in 1977.


Queen Elizabeth II leads the Knights of the Garter to the Most Noble Order of the Garter Ceremony from the Galilee Porch on June 16, 2014 in Windsor, England. The Order of the Garter is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. Membership in the order is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members.

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