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70 years, 70 pictures: The Queen & Prince Philip’s marriage – Part One

To hold a position as Queen Elizabeth has done for so many years would not be possible without the unwavering support of Prince Philip. On 20 November, the two will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary in the quiet of their own home. In honour of such a milestone, we will be looking back, year-by-year, at one of the greatest love stories of our time.

20 November 1947
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5 May 1948
Loved up Prince Philip watches Princess Elizabeth at a charity ball at the Dorchester Hotel
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July 1949
Princess Elizabeth, Prince Philip and a baby Prince Charles
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21 October 1950
The christening of Princess Anne
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21 October 1951
Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 November 1952
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at the State Opening of Parliament
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5 July 1953
Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by Prince Philip, view veterans of three wars in Hyde Park
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19 April 1954
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in Sri Lanka
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14 September 1955
The Royal Family playing at Balmoral Castle
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14 August 1956
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip on a visit to Scotland
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19 October 1957
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visit a supermarket in Maryland, USA
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11 June 1958
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip meet dancers of the Royal Ballet
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1 September 1959
President Eisenhower with the Royal Family at Balmoral
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19 July 1960
Queen Sirikit and King Bhumibol Adulyade of Thailand with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip
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1 November 1961
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visit Ghana
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4 July 1962
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at the Thistle Service in Edinburgh
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11 May 1963
Sharing a laugh
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13 June 1964
Princes Andrew and Edward join Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip on the balcony
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14 May 1965
Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and Jackie Kennedy at Runnymede
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February 1966
A trip to the West Indies
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30 April 1967
Queen Elizabeth awards Prince Charles and Prince Philip a trophy after a polo match
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20 April 1968
Viewing the Badminton Horse Trials
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1 July 1969
Prince Charles becomes Prince of Wales
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1970
The look of love. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh at a State Banquet
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27 April 1971
Princess Anne joins her parents in the Northwest Territories, Canada
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