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The Queen and Prince Philip are celebrating their milestone 70th anniversary with a stunning new portrait.


The Couple is royally in love with each other for the past 70 years! Buckingham Palace released a new photo to mark the 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

It is a marvellous photograph, shot by the British photographer, Matt Holyoak. The photograph was taken in the White Drawing Room at their home in Windsor Castle in early November.

Queen Elizabeth, who indeed looks lovely in a cream day dress, made sure to wear a beautiful accessory close to her heart. It is a Royal red-golden coloured brooch given to her by Philip. The ‘Scarab’ brooch with carved ruby and diamond, was a personal gift from The Duke of Edinburgh to his dearest wife in 1966.

Their lifelong union isn’t the only Royal marriage to be honoured in the photo. They are framed by Thomas Gainsborough’s 1781 portraits of George III and Queen Charlotte, who were married for 57 years.

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Matt Holyoak said:

“I feel indeed honoured and privileged to have been asked to contribute to this very special occasion. My vision for the image was to capture an intimate and natural portrait of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip to celebrate their landmark anniversary”.


“They were both, very happy and relaxed which made it an immense pleasure. I feel the true images showcase their strength and unity”.

Just like Prince William and Kate Middleton, a young and pretty Princess Elizabeth with a tall and handsome Prince Philip brought smiles and celebrations to the nation. It is something that was certainly needed in November 1947, just two years after the end of World War II.


Princess Elizabeth, who was brought to the famous Abbey by her father, King George VI, wore an elegant Norman Hartnell gown on her big day. While Prince Philip was every bit an officer and a gentleman in his ceremonial naval uniform.

At this point, the Royal couple’s 70th anniversary is soon coming up on November 20. This time, they plan to celebrate it privately with a family dinner at Windsor Castle. By her side since their Royal wedding in 1947 has been her husband, Philip.

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It was always his confidence and unscripted humour which has long balanced Queen Elizabeth’s seemingly shy nature. Prince Philip is someone who can be frank and someone she can have a true laugh with.