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Queen and Prince Phillip celebrate 73rd anniversary
Queen Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince
Queen Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip look at an anniversary card made by Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, alongside other cards and letters sent by well-wishers to celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary. Photo: Getty Images/Chris Jackson

Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh are celebrating their 73rd wedding anniversary today, 20 November.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip on their wedding day on 20 November 1947. Photo: royal.uk
There was one official cake which was baked by McV
There was one official cake which was baked by McVitie and Price. The cake was four tiers and stood nine feet high. Photo: royal.uk

The Royal Family tweeted a photo of the Queen and Prince looking at an anniversary card made by their great-grandchildren Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. 

The couple first met in 1934. They got engaged on 9 July 1947 and four months later they were married on 20 November at Westminster Abbey. A total of 2 000 guests were invited to the ceremony.

Before the wedding, Prince Philip was created The Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich of Greenwich in the County of London.

The ceremony was recorded and broadcast by BBC Radio to 200 million people around the world.

The dress was decorated with crystals and 10 000 seed pearls, imported from the United States of America.

The couple received over 2 500 wedding presents from around the world and around 10 000 telegrams of congratulations.

In 2007, The Queen became the first British Monarch to have celebrated a Diamond Wedding anniversary.

Additional sources: www.royal.uk 

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