Serious couple goals! Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are celebrating their 73rd (!!!) wedding anniversary!
In honor of celebrating seven-plus decades of marriage, the Royal Family Instagram posted a black and white throwback photo of Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh from their 1947 honeymoon.
“Thank you to everyone for your kind wishes for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh on their 73rd Wedding Anniversary,” the post was captioned.
Celebrations of their anniversary began yesterday when the Royal Family shared another sweet photo of the queen and the duke ahead of their special day. The photo depicts the Royal couple looking at a stack of anniversary cards, including one very special handmade card made by Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
“This new image has been released to mark the 73rd wedding anniversary of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh tomorrow,” the caption read. “In the photograph Her Majesty and His Royal Highness are seen looking at an anniversary card made by Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, alongside other cards and letters sent by well-wishers.”
The two first met when the 13-year-old then-princess visited the Royal Navy College where Philip, 18, was a cadet in training. The queen’s nanny even wrote about the special moment in her book saying Elizabeth “never took her eyes off him.”
After fighting in WWII, Philip proposed to Elizabeth in Balmoral during a family vacation. They later wed at Westminster Abbey—where Prince William and Duchess Kate would follow in their footsteps—in 1947.
Congratulations to Her Majesty and His Royal Highness on the sweet milestone!