The Queen and Prince Philip Just Released a Series of New Anniversary Portraits
In honor of their 70th anniversary on Monday, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh have released a series of new official portraits.
According to the royal family's Twitter account, the first photo shows the Queen and His Royal Highness "framed by Thomas Gainsborough's 1781 portraits of George III and Queen Charlotte, who were married for 57 years."
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness will celebrate their Wedding Anniverary on Monday, 20th November 2017.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 18, 2017
The portraits, by British photographer Matt Holyoak of Camera Press, were taken in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle in early November.
The other three portraits were taken in front of a fitting "platinum-textured backdrop."
While the milestone is significant—no other member of the royal family has ever reached a platinum wedding anniversary—the Queen and Prince Philip will reportedly celebrate the occasion with a small private dinner surrounded by close family and friends.
See the four portraits, which was taken by British photographer Matt Holyoak in early November in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, below.
To mark The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh's 70th Wedding Anniversary, new photographic portraits have been released worldwide. pic.twitter.com/Jl6elndhFe— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 18, 2017
To celebrate the 70th Wedding Anniversary of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, new photographs are being released worldwide. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/zQBFjQTx3L— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 19, 2017
The portraits of Her Majesty and The Duke were taken by British photographer Matt Holyoak of Camera Press, in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle earlier this month. (2/3) pic.twitter.com/YFUyp8azJJ— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 19, 2017
In these new photographs, The Queen and The Duke were pictured in front of a platinum-textured back drop.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 19, 2017
The marriage of the then Princess Elizabeth to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten took place at Westminster Abbey on 20th November 1947. (3/3) pic.twitter.com/Orf37QKqwC
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