Queen Elizabeth, 91, and Prince Phillip, 96, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on November 20. Source: Getty
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip have a milestone date in their diaries next month – the couple will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.
But British newspaper are reporting that it will be a lower-key affair than their previous big anniversaries, which were marked by services of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey, where they were married.
“They feel they can’t top the golden and diamond wedding anniversaries and don’t particularly want to,” the newspaper’s well-connected diarist Sebastian Shakespeare reported a friend of the royal couple as saying. “They also don’t want to be reminded of the many missing faces.”
In the past 12 months, the Queen’s cousin and close confidante Margaret Rhodes has died, as well as her other life-long friend Lady Elizabeth Longman. Lady Elizabeth, Rhodes, who was the daughter of Lord Elphinstone, and the monarch had been friends since childhood and the two were among Queen Elizabeth’s eight bridesmaids.