You don't get out of a major royal wedding anniversary without an official photo or two and with just hours to go until they mark 70 years of marriage, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have opened up the latest chapter in their album with a portrait by Matt Holyoak of Camera Press.
To mark the 70th Wedding Anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, new photographic portraits have been released worldwide. The Queen and His Royal Highness will celebrate their Wedding Anniverary on 20th November 2017. The portraits, by British photographer Matt Holyoak of Camera Press, were taken in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle in early November. In this first release, The Queen and His Royal Highness are framed by Thomas Gainsborough's 1781 portraits of George III and Queen Charlotte, who were married for 57 years. The marriage of the then Princess Elizabeth to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten took place at Westminster Abbey on 20th November 1947. Find out about The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh's wedding day by following the link in bio.
The picture, taken in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle earlier in November 2017, comes with a promise. It's the first of a series of photos which will be released ''worldwide'' to mark the special anniversary. And it's underlining the historic nature of this anniversary. The Queen and Prince Philip are standing in front of portraits of George III and Queen Charlotte who were married for 57 years - the previous record for a monarchical marriage in Britain. It's already proved a huge hit with over 80,000 likes on Instagram in less than 12 hours.
To mark The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh's 70th Wedding Anniversary, new photographic portraits have been released worldwide. pic.twitter.com/Jl6elndhFe— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 18, 2017
The Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, married Philip Mountbatten on November 20th 1947 at Westminster Abbey. You can find lots more about this Platinum Wedding Anniversary on the special page here.