The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary

Brenda Watkins
November 20, 2020

24th November 1947: Princess Elizabeth and The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh enjoying a walk during their honeymoon at Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire.

The photo was taken in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle earlier in the week. And nearly exactly 73 years ago, the then-Princess Elizabeth was photographed wearing the piece, which is made of sapphires and diamonds, and set in platinum, while on her honeymoon at Broadlands in Hampshire.

The Queen of United Kingdom and her husband, Duke of Edinburgh have marked their 73rd wedding anniversary today.

Dressed in a pale blue double wool crepe dress by the royal dressmaker Stewart Parvin, the Queen gave a nod to the couple's honeymoon by wearing the Chrysanthemum Brooch.

Buckingham Palace released a new photo Thursday showing the queen and Philip looking at an anniversary card made by 7-year-old George, 5-year-old Charlotte and 2-year-old Louis, the children of Prince William and Duchess Kate.

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There have been many other occasions when she has sported it but she wore it again when she and Philip recreated that famous series of photos at Broadlands for their Diamond Wedding anniversary in 2007.

In the time that they have been married, the couple has welcomed four children, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

The Queen and the Duke have been spending the national lockdown over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic at Windsor Castle in England, and their anniversary celebrations are expected to be a low-key affair. Their relationship has lasted the longest of any British sovereign.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are celebrating 73 years of marriage. Next year, the couple - and their family - will mark Philip's 100th birthday.

Philip also had her engagement ring made from a tiara that belonged to his mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg.

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