British Royal Family

Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip shared a beautiful love story

When Prince Philip died, they had been married for 73 years.

By Now To Love Team
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip is a love story that transcends time.
On November 20th, 1947, Princess Elizabeth, the future Queen, married the very dreamy Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten.
On Friday, April 9, 2021, the Palace announced that Prince Philip had died - but their love story is one that will continue to be told.
Elizabeth was 21 at the time of the proposal. (Getty)
At one of their last public engagements as an engaged couple, the Princess was overheard saying, "I am so happy my future husband is by my side!" (Getty)
The sweet duo announced they were set to get married all the way back on July 10, 1947.
Sharing with the world a snap of the then 21-year-old Princess beaming as she showed off the elegant engagement ring presented to her by future husband, who was 26 at the time.
It's fair to say the couple were destined for greatness following their glorious royal wedding at Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947.
Showing the world she'd be a humble queen, the Princess required ration coupons to buy the material of her wedding dress.
Just married! (Getty)
Their wedding took place at the end of the second world war. (Getty)
Indeed, their withstanding relationship is based on their mutual love and respect but also a shared sense of humour – after all, Prince Philip is notoriously funny!.
In fact the 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh "traipses around" and jokes that he is the "fella who belongs to Mrs Queen", rather than being "professionally qualified in something".
Some things never end... (Getty)
Their love is still something to behold! Here, the royal couple make their way into granddaughter Princess Eugenie's wedding in October. (Getty)
On the other hand, the 94-year-old is very comfortable around her husband, with her former private secretary, Lord Charteris once admitting, "It is not unknown for the Queen to tell the Duke to shut up."
Joking aside, it is clear that it is the Prince's utter devotion to his wife that has been a backbone to their incredible partnership.
"My job first, second and last is never to let the Queen down," he has sweetly said.
The Palace released this new photograph of the pair in June 2020, just in time for the Duke's 99th birthday. (Press Association)

Their endless love

Prince Philip, 97, may have retried from official royal duty, but 71 years on - his feet are firmly planted by his Queen's side.
In celebration of their landmark marital milestone, we've rounded up 11 times this pair have shown us that even though the years have flown by, their love for each other hasn't...

1. The way they look at each other warms our souls

The Queen and the Duke have never lost their flair when together. (Getty)

2. Their share a love of the funnier things in life

Laughing their way through life has made for a wonderful marriage, and Her Majesty's Prince had her in giggles during many a royal event. (Images: Getty)

3. They always keep calm and carry on

The pair were as merry as can be during Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday celebrations in 2016. (Getty)

4. They’re each other’s confidantes

Always by her side, Prince Philip is The Queen's number-one confidante. Pictured here at the 70th anniversary of Victory over Japan day in London, the pair shared many sweet moments - we especially love when the reigning monarch gave her husband a "knowing" look. (Getty)

5. They are tolerant of each other (his words, not ours)

"You can take it from me, the Queen has the quality of tolerance in abundance," the 97-year-old Duke has said. (Getty)

6. They have barely been apart in almost 71 years – and we have the pictures to prove it

When Philip first met Elizabeth he recalled: "You were so shy. I couldn't get a word out of you." (Getty)

7. They are as dedicated to their children as they are each other

Prince Philip watched his wife fondly as she presented the world her newborn son, Prince Andrew for his first appearance on Buckingham Palace's balcony at Trooping the Colour in 1961. (Getty)

8. They enjoy each other’s company, inside the Palace and out

Dancing their way into wedded bliss, Philip spins his love on the dance floor. The stylish duo look straight out of a movie! (Getty)

9. They make the picture-perfect pair at any royal engagement

For the charismatic Prince, in a crowded room, he only has eyes for his wife. (Getty)

10. They continue to stand as a united front

"The secret of a happy marriage is to have different interests," Prince Philip has said. (Getty)

11. They not only serve their people, but they serve each other

Their withstanding relationship is based on their mutual love and respect and of course their shared sense of humour - proving that laughter is the best medicine! (Getty)

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