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Elizabeth and Philip: 66 years of royal romance

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are celebrating 66 years of marriage.

The Queen first met Philip as a girl of only 13 at the wedding of his cousin. In November 1947 the couple were wed at Westminster Abbey and their marriage is still going strong today.

Now 87 and 92 years old, the royal couple have been through a lot together, from the 26-year-old Princess becoming Queen in 1953 to welcoming their great-grandson Prince George earlier this year.

We take a look back at the happy couple through the years.

The Queen and Prince Philip have been married for 66 years.

Elizabeth and Philip dance together in public for the first time at a ball in July 1947.

During their honeymoon in Malta, 1947.

The couple studying their wedding photographs while on honeymoon in November 1947.

Princess Elizabeth with her husband Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh and their children Prince Charles and Princess Anne in 1951.

Princess Anne and Prince Charles in the arms of their parents in 1951.

Waving from the balcony of Buckingham Palace following Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip pose on the Queen’s Coronation day on June 2, 1953, in Buckingham Palace.

A photograph of the royal couple at the Royal Film Show in 1953.

The Queen, Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace in 1954.

Elizabeth and Philip with children Andrew, Anne and Charles at Balmoral in 1960.

Waving to the crowds at the trooping of the colour in 1964..

The royal family pose for a group portrait on the couple’s 25th wedding anniversary.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at Balmoral, Scotland, 1972.

Elizabeth and Philip pose for a portrait on their 40th wedding anniversary.

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and Prince Edward at the 50th anniversary of the Queen in London.

On safari during their 1979 visit to Zambia.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at Balmoral, Scotland, 1972.

Elizabeth and Philip during the golden jubilee celebrations in June 2002.

Three generations of the British Royal family – Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Charles, Prince of Wales and Prince William, 2003.

The couple at St Paul’s Cathedral celebrating the Queen’s 80th birthday, 2006.

A family portrait to celebrate the couple’s diamond anniversary, 2007.

The Queen and Prince Philip mark their diamond wedding anniversary in 2007.

The couple are welcomed by wellwishers at Parliament Square on their diamond anniversary.

In November 2011.

After the royal wedding in April 2011.

At the 2011 diamond jubilee pageant.

The state opening of parliament in 2012.

Philip, Elizabeth and Charles celebrate the Queen’s winning horse in September 2012.

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