British Royal Family

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s 70th wedding anniversary commemorated with new set of coins

The coins are a fitting tribute for an extraordinary couple: "Wedded love has joined them in happiness 1947-2017".

By Lorna Gray
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are about to celebrate a marriage landmark most of us could only dream of – 70 years.
They are the first British royal couple to celebrate a platinum wedding anniversary.
It’s fair to say the couple were always destined for greatness following their glorious wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947.
Now, almost 70 years on, a new set of coins will commemorate this momentous occasion.
The coins feature the Queen, 91, and Prince Philip, 96 on both sides. One side features their side-profiles and the other has them on horseback, alongside the sweet words "wedded love has joined them in happiness 1947-2017".
A spokesman for the Royal Mint said: "They have built an enduring partnership that is an inspiration to us all, as Britain celebrates this unique personal moment in royal history."
Credit: The Royal Mint
Credit: The Royal Mint
Their love story is certainly one that transcends time.
The reigning monarch shared her engagement news with the world in 1947 at the tender age of 21. Her future husband was 26 at the time.
After 50 years of marriage, Philip famously joked: "You can take it from me, the Queen has the quality of tolerance in abundance!” The following decade he laughed that, "the secret of a happy marriage is to have different interests."
With so many milestones between them - we think they're the perfect couple.
We have to say, all this talk of marriage is making us thirsty for another royal engagement. Can you make it snappy, Prince Harry?

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