Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip Receive Handmade Anniversary Card From Great Grandchildren

Windsor Castle completely destroyed after fire broke out in 1992

Her brooches are often imbued with special meaning - when she addressed the nation at the height of the first lockdown in April, promising that "we will meet again", she wore a brooch fashioned from diamond and turquoise - a stone prized for its protective and talismanic properties.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh appeared delighted as they read a homemade 73rd wedding anniversary card from their great-grandchildren Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are the children of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and great-grandchildren to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

Prince Philip, on the other hand, has retired from public duties. It features a colourful "73" emblazoned at the front.

The royal toddlers have not been able to see their great-grandparents for several weeks but they made sure their love reached Windsor Castle, where the Queen and Philip are now in residence together.

It was November 20, 1947 in a lavish wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London, Princess Elizabeth (21) married her Philip Mountbatten (26), a former prince of Greece and Denmark. Their enduring relationship has lasted the longest of any British sovereign.

She was also seen wearing it in photographs taken to mark their 60th wedding anniversary in 2007. The royal couple had spent their honeymoon at Broadlands in Hampshire. But during the pandemic lockdown, the couple have been bubbled together at Windsor Castle. Their great grandchildren, meanwhile, are isolating at Anmer Hall in Norfolk with their parents.



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