Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates Her Wedding Anniversary Alone for the First Time

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Every November 20th should be a happy day for Queen Elizabeth II as it is her wedding anniversary with her late husband, Prince Philip. However, this year, for the first time, Queen Elizabeth commemorated her wedding anniversary alone without the presence of the prince. As we know, Prince Philip breathed his last at the age of 99 in April.

Queen Elizabeth did nothing special in commemorating her wedding anniversary. Previously, the Queen had fallen ill and needed to rest. Queen Elizabeth also briefly missed the Remembrance Day commemoration at Cenotaph, London, last week.

The couple married on November 20, 1947. Since then, the two had spent more than seven decades together, until death did them part.

Saturday, November 20, 2021, local time, will be their 74th wedding anniversary.

74 years ago, their second wedding at Westminster Abbey caught the world’s attention. The marriage took place five years before Queen Elizabeth succeeded to the throne after the death of her father, King George VI. At that time, the Queen was still a princess. 

The pair became the longest love story in the history of the British monarchy. Prince Philip never seemed to be absent from accompanying Queen Elizabeth anywhere.

After Prince Philip’s death, Queen Elizabeth and her family admitted that they are going through a period of great sadness and grief.

“It is a comfort for all of us to see and hear the respect paid to my husband, from the British people, and around the world,” Queen Elizabeth said.

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