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The Queen and Prince Philip celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary

The Queen and Prince Philip, who were married in 1947, celebrate their platinum wedding anniversary on 20 November.

Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh with their eight bridesmaids in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace.Image copyrightPA

We look through seven decades of marriage in pictures, including moments when the couple have stood together through pivotal events in history.

The royal wedding, 20 November 1947

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Image captionPrincess Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh were married at Westminster Abbey.
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Image captionCrowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace for a glimpse of the couple.
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The birth of Prince Charles, 1948, and Princess Anne, 1950

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Image captionWith their first child Prince Charles, aged six months.
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Image captionPrincess Anne was christened at Buckingham Palace in 1950.

The Queen’s coronation 1953

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Image captionQueen Elizabeth on the way to her coronation at Westminster Abbey.
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1950s

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Image captionThe Royal Family enjoy some homemade entertainment.

1960s

President John Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Buckingham PalaceImage copyrightPA
Image captionWith President John F Kennedy and his wife Jackie at Buckingham Palace.
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Image captionThe Queen celebrates her 39th birthday with Philip and her children, who by this time also include Andrew and Edward

1970s

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Image captionThe Queen photographs her horse Columbus on the first day of the 1974 Badminton Horse Trials.
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Image captionThe couple relax at Balmoral Castle with their dog Tinker, a cross between a corgi and long haired dachshund.

1980s

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Image captionThe Queen waves as Concorde flies past the Royal Yacht Britannia near Barbados.
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Image captionThe wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales.
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Image captionTaking photos on the South Sea Islands of Tuvalu.
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Image captionQueen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visit the Great Wall of China in 1986.

1990s

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Image captionCelebrating the 70th birthday of Baroness Thatcher in 1995.
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Image captionViewing floral tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales, at Buckingham Palace in 1997.
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Image captionAt the Birmingham Hippodrome for the 1999 Royal Variety Performance.
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Image captionMarking the new millennium with a glass of champagne in Greenwich, London.

2000s

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Image captionConcentrating at Strathclyde Fire Brigade’s Command and Control Centre.
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Image captionA parade for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002.
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Image captionLeaving the funeral of the Queen Mother in 2002.
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Image captionThe couple enjoy a musical performance in the Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds in 2002.
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Image captionHolding hands at the State Opening of Parliament.
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Image captionA garden party in Buckingham Palace.
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Image captionThe Queen views her 1947 wedding gown and 13-foot bridal trail at an exhibition to mark her diamond wedding anniversary in 2007.
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Image captionThe annual Trooping the Colour parade in 2009.

2010s

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Image captionDuring a service at St Paul’s Cathedral to mark the Centenary of the Order of the British Empire in 2017.

The Queen and Prince Philip were married on 20 November 1947.

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