They married on 20 November in 1947 in a splendid ceremony at Westminster Abbey, marked with an unforgettable photoshoot in the opulent environs of Buckingham Palace. That day heralded the beginning of a long and happy union for the Queen and Prince Philip, who together have led the Royal Family through good times and bad, embarked upon countless trips to far flung places, and raised four children. Now, as the Queen and her beloved husband celebrate 65 years of marriage, FEMAIL looks back at their long and happy union - and marks the special occasion with
A very happy anniversary to this couple. 65 yrs. is quite an accomplishment. You can tell though they are both getting old and frail, especially the Duke. Wouldn´t you know they had to have a pic with Mooch and The Won!
65 years! Yikes! Our family knew an Italian couple who were married almost 66 years. The wife had Parkinson´s, and we would visit and chat and order pizza and have fun -- they were both sharp-witted to the end. Teresa said to us all then, "If I make it to November ___, I´ll be married 66 years to your ´Uncle´ Rocco." I said to her, "You mean you´ve woken up next to him for 65 years?" Quick as a flash she raised her trembling hands and said with a twinkle in her eye, "Yeah, and look what it´s done to me!" They were so deeply in love with each other. I miss them both.
One thing I have never been able to forgive the Queen for was her insistence that her sister not be allowed to marry the man she was in love with because he was divorced. That ruined Margaret Rose´s life. She finally married a bisexual whom she came to hate and became an alcoholic. Toward the end of her life someone arranged for her to meet the man she had wanted one last time. He was older than she and was quite old at the time but she said, "He was exactly the same." If that is not love, what is?
Thank you for posting this article. I love the Queen and everything that she represents. I did not realize what a handsome man her husband was/ is until seeing all of these pictures. I hope she lives another 20 years, at least, in robust good health.
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