How the Queen and Prince Philip Reportedly Plan to Celebrate Their Platinum Wedding Anniversary
Next month, Queen Elizabeth will reach a milestone that no other member of the British royal family ever has: Her platinum wedding anniversary.
On November 20, she and Prince Philip will have been married for a remarkable 70 years. But instead of an opulent public celebration of the occasion similar to the events thrown in honor of their golden and diamond wedding anniversaries, the royals reportedly plan to celebrate with a small dinner party at Windsor Castle.
According to the Daily Mail, the event, which will be held sometime around their anniversary next month, will be strictly a friends-and-family affair.
"They feel they can’t top the golden and diamond wedding anniversaries and don’t particularly want to," a source told the tabloid.
The paper also speculates that the Queen and Prince Philip don't want to draw attention to their close friends and relatives who have passed away in recent years, and aren't here to celebrate the day.
While the public won't be a part of this intimate gathering, there are ways fans of the royal couple can commemorate their anniversary. The Royal Mint has issued a full range of items celebrating the love story, including an uncirculated £5 coin featuring both Prince Philip's and the Queen's profiles.
The above coin, as well as a £20 commerative coin, are edged with "wedded love has joined them in happiness 1947-2017."
*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
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