The couple were wed on Nov. 20, 1947, just after World War II. Princess Elizabeth (at that time) married naval officer Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten in a ceremony attended by statesmen and royalty from around the world.
Now in their platinum year, the Queen (91) and her Prince (96) will have a small family gathering to be held at Windsor Castle, the monarch's residence which is located west of London. There will be no public celebration, as a spokesman from Buckingham Palace announced earlier.
The Royal Couple is one of the few in the public limelight able to survive the longevity of marriage. One of the secrets of this very, very long marriage is the fact that Prince Philip has always seen it as his main duty to support the queen, to help her in whatever way he can, royal historian Hugo Vickers told Reuters.
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