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Friends & family of The Queen & Duke of Edinburgh attend Platinum Anniversary celebrations

Around 140 guests attended dinner at Windsor Castle on Monday evening in celebration of The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s 70th wedding anniversary.

Hosted by Her Majesty and Prince Philip, family and friends of the couple attended the private celebrations at the castle for the Platinum Anniversary.

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Among the guests were the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry who were photographed arriving at the venue.

Other senior and extended members of The Royal Family also attended the dinner. As the event was private, no official photos will be released.

Family from overseas also attended the dinner, including Prince Philip’s nephew Maximilian, Margrave of Baden, and the Margrave’s brother, Prince Ludwig of Baden.

The 81-year-old Margrave of Baden is a nephew to Prince Philip through his mother. He is also first cousin to the Prince of Wales.

It is unknown what presents the guests will have gifted to Her Majesty and Prince Philip. We do, however, know what the 91-year-old Monarch has gifted to her 96-year-old husband.

Earlier today, Her Majesty appointed Prince Philip to be a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO).

The Duke’s appointment to the Royal Victorian Order comes on the day when he and The Queen are celebrating 70 years of marriage.

Unlike most honours, appointments to the Royal Victorian Order are made personally by The Queen for services to the Sovereign.

The 96-year-old Duke is one of 41 living people to be bestowed with the honour.

Other recipients include the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of York and the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

Members of Her Majesty’s staff have also been bestowed with the honour, including former Private Secretary Lord Geidt and Sir Alan Reid, The Queen’s Courtier.

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