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Congratulations to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip for celebrating 71 years of togetherness.

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Yesterday, marked 71 beautiful years since the wedding of Queen Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey. Their wedding day was one of the most memorable days.

It’s a huge milestone for Her Majesty and Prince Philip.

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The royal couple first met when Elizabeth was just 13 years old. And eight years later, they married on November 20, 1947, at Westminster Abbey. While the day was lavish and romantic, it wasn’t without its mishaps.

It was just like any other wedding.

From a tiara snapping to a missing bouquet, things didn’t run as smoothly as the bride and groom might have hoped in the run-up to the 11.30 AM ceremony. But, as the pair said “I do”, nothing else mattered.

Since then, their relationship has endured longer than any British monarch’s in history.

So, how the pair be celebrated their special day?

Last year, they marked their platinum anniversary with a black-tie reception for 100 family members. It was in the state apartments at Windsor Castle. However, this year’s celebrations were much quieter and less extravagant. And it turned out, they didn’t even spend the day together.

While Philip has retired from public duties, Queen Elizabeth continues to fulfil her role as head of state. And she still carries out various official engagements.

Her Majesty always has a heavy schedule.

And on the day of their anniversary, she was scheduled to visit the Headquarters of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in Parliament Square. It was to mark the 150th anniversary of its Royal Charter.

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When all work was completed for the day, the happy couple had plenty to celebrate another year of marriage. It saw two of their grandchildren get married, another two great-grandchildren born.