Official photo released to mark 70th wedding anniversary of Britain's queen

Lester Mason
November 19, 2017

The Queen and the Duke Of Edinburgh's 70th wedding anniversary is to be celebrated on Songs Of Praise this weekend.

No public events are being held but the pair is hosting an intimate dinner party for family and friends, and Buckingham Palace has released striking new portraits of the couple to mark the anniversary.

The bells of Westminster Abbey, where they married in 1947, will toll to mark the occasion.

The royal couple received over 2,500 wedding presents from around the world and around 10,000 telegrams of congratulations.

Camera Press's first assignment was the distribution of the official wedding photos of then-Princess Elizabeth and then-Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten 70 years ago.

Presenter Katherine Jenkins will interview Prince Michael during a visit to the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to mark the couple's platinum anniversary on Monday.

She also wears a "Scarab" brooch in yellow gold, carved ruby and diamond, designed by Andrew Grima and given to the Queen as a gift in 1966.

Seventy years on, the new photograph, which was taken early in November by British photographer Matt Holyoak from Camera Press, captures the stability of the royal marriage which is deemed to have been the bedrock of the monarchy.

Queen Elizabeth paid tribute to her husband on her golden wedding anniversary, celebrating 50 years together.

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