Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and her husband Prince Philip celebrate their anniversary on Monday - a platinum wedding.
The marriage between Elizabeth and Philip was concluded on November 20, 1947 - then she was still a princess and heir to the British throne, and he was a Greek prince, the only grandson of the King of Greece.
On this Monday, the royal couple celebrates a big holiday: 70 years from the date of the wedding. Such an anniversary is called a platinum wedding and a big celebration is organized in honor of the memorable day.
However, Buckingham Palace urged not to celebrate the royal couple's platinum wedding on a large scale. In honor of the anniversary, the palace presented a new portrait of Elizabeth II and Philip, but no major events are planned. In honor of the holiday, the bells of Westminster Abbey, where Elizabeth and Philip were married, will ring on Monday.
Many fans of the royal couple are already congratulating them on their anniversary on social networks and admit: living 70 years together is not only happiness, but also a lot of work.
Elizabeth II is Britain's longest-serving monarch. She ascended the throne on June 2, 1953. They have four children with Philip: Prince of Wales Charles, Princess Anne, Duke of York Andrew and Earl of Wessex Edward. Moreover, Elizabeth and Philip are no longer only grandparents, but also great-grandmother and great-grandfather.