Despite living a year through the pandemic caused by the coronavirus, Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, have reason to celebrate. The royal couple has been married for 73 years and continues to show signs of having formed an unbreakable bond.
Elizabeth, 94, and Felipe, 99, were married on November 20, 1947, at Westminster Abbey. And to mark their anniversary, Buckingham Palace published a series of photographs of the couple.
In the first of them, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh meet at Windsor Castle, the residence where the couple is spending their quarantine, and are dedicated to observing a card made by their great-grandchildren, Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte, children of Prince William, along with other greeting cards and letters.
Then the Buckingham Palace account shared another picture from the early days of marriage between the royal couple. In that old photograph, Isabel was wearing a chrysanthemum brooch, made of sapphires and diamonds.
Elizabeth and Philip met when the then 13-year-old princess paid a visit to her parents at Britain’s Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, in the south-west of England, where he was a cadet.
Despite the fact that several specialists in British royalty assured that the couple had their ups and downs, it was never among their intentions to separate and their relationship grew stronger over the years.
Even Queen Elizabeth dedicated tender words to him on his 50th anniversary that were remembered by all. “He has just been my strength and support all these years,” said the queen in 1997.