Queen Elizabeth II marks first wedding anniversary without Prince Philip

Celebpost Desk|November 21, 2021
Queen Elizabeth II marks first wedding anniversary without Prince Philip

The British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II has marked her 74th wedding anniversary alone, seven month after the death of her husband of 73 years, Prince Philip, who passed away on April 9, 2021.

The then-princess Elizabeth engaged to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten in July 1947 and they got married on 20th November of the same year at Westminster Abbey.

The official Westminster Abbey Twitter handle also noted the occasion.

It shared the wedding card of Queen and Prince Philip, saying “HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh were married in Westminster Abbey #OTD in 1947.

“2000 guests filled the Abbey with 200 million people around the world listening to the service on BBC Radio.”

The couple enjoyed the longest partnership of any British sovereign. In 2017, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary and their relationship endured until Prince Philip's death in April this year.

Following Philip's death, the Queen said her family was "in a period of great sadness."

The Queen, who is 95 years old, only recently returned to royal duties after she sprained her back, missing this year's Remembrance Day service.

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