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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip: A Platinum Royal Love Story

The Queen isn’t just the longest reigning monarch, but also the royal who boasts the longest marriage. We celebrate her storied, platinum 70-year marriage with the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip through photos dating back to their engagement (when Princess Elizabeth hadn’t taken the crown) to the present day.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip: A Royal love story of the ages

The Queen isn’t just Britian’s longest running royal monarch but also boasts the longest marriage in the Royal family. To celebrate her 70 years of marriage to Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, the palace released a handout photo with a platinum backdrop, to mark their platinum year. Here’s a look back at their storied relationship from before their engagement in 1947 to present day.