Queen, Prince Philip celebrate 73rd wedding anniversary amid England's lockdown

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LONDON, Nov 20 ― Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary today, an occasion they will be unable to share with their family as England is now under a coronavirus lockdown.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip look at their homemade wedding anniversary card, given to them by their great grandchildren Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, ahead of their 73rd wedding anniversary at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain November 17, 2020.

The gift from George, Charlotte and Louis features a large number 73 which has been coloured in with stripes and pops out from the front of the card.

Next month, the royal family will be celebrating another milestone with Prince Philip turning 100 years' old.

In the photograph, a smiling Prince Philip holds the card in his hand.

The Queen and Prince Philip became close after they met at Windsor Castle at Christmas of 1943.

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The Queen and Prince Philip got married in 1947 in a royal ceremony at Westminster Abbey, marked with an unforgettable photoshoot in the iconic Buckingham Palace. The marriage turned out to be the longest in the history of the British monarchy, and has lasted over seven decades.

She was also seen wearing it in photographs taken to mark their 60th wedding anniversary in 2007.

For the occasion, the royal couple have released a photograph of themselves opening a card from three of their great-grandchildren.

Due to the second Covid-19 lockdown across England, the royal pair will be celebrating in isolation at Windsor Castle.

Owing to the pandemic, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have been separated from their grandchildren as the kids are isolating at Anmer Hall in Norfolk with their parents.

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