After Prince Philip’s death, the Queen commemorates their first wedding anniversary.


Since Prince Philip’s death, the Queen has commemorated their first wedding anniversary.

On November 20, 1947, Princess Elizabeth married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, and this year would have been their 74th wedding anniversary.

In April, the Duke of Edinburgh died.

The Queen will commemorate her first wedding anniversary since Prince Philip’s death today.

The couple, who married on this day in 1947 in Westminster Abbey, would have celebrated 74 years of marriage on Saturday, November 20.

In April, the Duke of Edinburgh died at the age of 99, leaving Her Majesty to commemorate the occasion on her own.

The difficult milestone comes less than a month after the monarch was admitted to hospital for an overnight stay and ordered to rest by her royal doctors.

Last week, the 95-year-old sprained her back and had to miss the Remembrance Sunday service, and she has only been doing light duties since her October 20 hospital stay.

The Queen’s marriage to Prince Philip lasted the longest of any British monarch, with the Duke of Edinburgh by her side throughout.

The Queen clearly misses his company, as evidenced by her touching her wedding ring on Wednesday when her late husband’s name was mentioned during her meeting with outgoing military chief General Sir Nick Carter.

The Queen said she and her family were in a “period of great sadness” following Prince Philip’s death in April, but that she was comforted by the tributes paid to him.

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“We have been deeply moved and continue to be reminded of Philip’s extraordinary impact on countless people throughout his life,” she said.

Buckingham Palace released a photo from the Royal Family’s private photo albums of the Queen and Prince Philip relaxing together on the grass at the Coyles of Muick, a beauty spot on the royal Balmoral estate in Scotland, days after the Duke’s death.


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