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Queen to mark 70th wedding anniversary
Buckingham Palace has released a new photo of the Queen and Prince Philip to mark their 70th wedding anniversary.
The couple married at London's Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947, just two years after the end of WWII, in a lavish ceremony attended by statesmen and royalty from around the world.
The portrait, taken earlier this month, showed the Queen wearing the same dress which she chose for a service of thanksgiving to mark their diamond wedding anniversary held at the Abbey where they were married.This length of fingers tells a lot about you
She is also wearing a "Scarab" brooch in yellow gold, carved ruby and diamond which Philip gave her in 1966.
Elizabeth has been married for far longer than any other royal, and the newly-released picture showed the couple framed by Thomas Gainsborough's 1781 portraits of George III and Queen Charlotte, who were married for 57 years - the second longest royal marriage.