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Three stunning new portraits released for The Queen & Prince Philip’s Platinum Wedding Anniversary

To mark 70 years of marriage, Buckingham Palace has released a series of images depicting The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.

The photographs were taken by British photographer Matt Holyoak of Camera Press, an independent photo agency.

Matt Holyoak/CameraPress

In the portraits, The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh pose together in front of a platinum-textured backdrop.

In one of the photos, Her Majesty is sat on a golden chair with a huge smile on her face. The Queen’s husband of 70 years is stood beside his wife, wearing a grey suit with green trousers.

Matt Holyoak/CameraPress

In the photos, Her Majesty is wearing a cream day dress by Angela Kelly. This is a poignant choice of outfit, as the 91-year-old also wore the item in 2007 when she was celebrating her diamond wedding anniversary.

The Queen is also wearing the ‘Scarab’ brooch in yellow gold, carved ruby and diamond. The Andrew Grima designed jewellery was given as a personal gift from the Duke to The Queen in 1966.

Matt Holyoak/CameraPress

In addition to these three photos, a further portrait was released of the couple yesterday.

In it, The Queen and Prince Philip stand together in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle.

Matt Holyoak/CameraPress

Matt Holyoak is seen as one of Britain’s leading portrait photographers. His work has been acquired by The National Portrait Gallery for their permanent collection and has been exhibited worldwide.

Camera Press is also celebrating their 70th anniversary this year. Founded in 1947, The Queen and Prince Philip’s wedding was the first assignment for the new photo agency.

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