LONDON: Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip’s marriage is turning 70 this year and to commemorate their anniversary, Buckingham Palace issued a new photographic portrait of the couple.
The couple married at London’s Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947, just two years after the end of World War Two, in a lavish ceremony attended by statesmen and royalty from around the world.
The portrait, taken earlier this month was shot by British photographer Matt Holyoak and was taken in the White Drawing Room at their home in Windsor Castle in early November.
The Queen is wearing a cream day dress by Angela Kelly, which she also wore previously on the service of thanksgiving to mark their diamond wedding anniversary held at the Abbey where they were married.
She is also wearing the “Scarab” brooch in yellow gold, carved ruby, and diamond, which Philip gave her in 1966.
Elizabeth has been married for far longer than any other royal, and the newly-released picture showed the couple framed by Thomas Gainsborough’s 1781 portraits of George III and Queen Charlotte, who were married for 57 years, the second-longest royal marriage.