Royal congratulations are in order for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, who are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on Monday, November 20. In honor of the special day, the couple posed for a series of four new portraits in which they look as happy and in love as ever.
The four photos were released via the royal family's social media accounts over the weekend, and were shot by Matt Holyoak of the British Camera Press photo agency. All of the stunning portraits were shot in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle earlier this month. In each, Queen Elizabeth wears a cream-colored long-sleeved sheath dress with a triple strand of pearls and the "Scarab" gold brooch dotted with rubies and diamonds that Prince Philip gave her in 1966, while Prince Philip opted for a gray pinstriped suit over a white button-down and a diamond-patterned maroon tie.
In the first portrait, the duo stand side-by-side, framed in the background by Thomas Gainsborough's 1781 portraits of George III and Queen Charlotte. The other three were shot in front of a platinum-textured back drop—all-too-fitting, since the 70th wedding anniversary is known as the "platinum anniversary." In one, they stand side-by-side; in another, Queen Elizabeth sits in an ornate gold chair, a huge smile on her face, while Prince Philip stands beside her; and in the final intimate portrait, the husband and wife are turned slightly toward each other, and Prince Philip smiles down at QE2.
Queen Elizabeth, 91, and Prince Philip, 96, were married on November 20, 1947, at Westminster Abbey, as Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten. They now have four children, eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren (with one more on the way), as well as the longest marriage of any royal couple. Despite the massive milestone, however, they will reportedly celebrate their platinum anniversary with only a small private dinner with close friends and family, according to People.