Queen Elizabeth Set a New Record
Queen Elizabeth II who got married at the age of 21 on November 20th, 1947 has set a new record as the British’s longest reigning monarch.
As reported by metro.co.uk, Queen Elizabeth II, who married her consort at Westminster Abbey is the first British monarch ever to celebrate a platinum wedding anniversary. The monarch is the nation’s longest reigning sovereign, having overtaken the record set by Queen Victoria. The Queen and Philip’s relationship has lasted the longest of any British sovereign, and Philip has been at the Queen’s side throughout the decades, supporting her as she devotes herself to her duties as head of state.
The 96-year-old newly retired Duke, who was 26 and fresh from serving for the Royal Navy in the Second World War when he wedded, is the longest-serving consort in British history. The photographs, taken by British photographer Matt Holyoak, shows Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle in early November. In the latest second sequence of pictures, released on Sunday, the royal couple are photographed against a platinum-textured backdrop.
The portraits mark the couple’s 70th wedding anniversary CameraPress
One shows the Queen beaming as she sits on a golden chair with matching upholstery with her hands resting on her lap, and the Duke standing next to her with his left hand in his pocket. The 91-year-old monarch wears the cream day dress by Angela Kelly that she also wore at the Diamond Wedding Anniversary thanksgiving service, along with a yellow gold, ruby and diamond ‘Scarab’ brooch, designed by Andrew Grima and gifted to the couple in 1966.
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