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Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip celebrate 70th anniversary

Britain is marking the 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip with a peal of bells, a set of portraits and some commemorative stamps.

Published: 20th November 2017 03:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th November 2017 03:51 PM   |  A+A-

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip ride in a carriage during the Trooping The Colour parade at Buckingham Palace in London. (File Photo)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip ride in a carriage during the Trooping The Colour parade at Buckingham Palace in London. (File Photo)

By Associated Press

LONDON: Britain is marking the 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip with a peal of bells, a set of portraits and some commemorative stamps.

The then-Princess Elizabeth married naval Lt. Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey on Nov. 20, 1947. Now 91, she is the first British monarch to reach a platinum anniversary.

The royal family is reportedly holding a gathering at Windsor Castle to celebrate Monday's anniversary.

Buckingham Palace marked the occasion by releasing several new portraits of the couple, taken in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle by photographer Matt Holyoak.

The Royal Mail has issued a series of commemorative stamps. And at Westminster Abbey, bell-ringers will sound a full celebratory peal — lasting more than three hours — in tribute.



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