At the grand old age of 94 and 99, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are racking up some serious years together, reaching wedding anniversaries we don't even know the appropriate precious stones for. Today, on 20 November 2020, the royal couple is celebrating an impressive 73 years of marriage, and their great-grandchildren have marked the occasion in the most adorable way.
In a photograph shared by the official social media accounts of the royal family, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh can be seen looking pretty damn glam as they sit on a sofa at Windsor Castle (where they're in lockdown together) perusing their congratulatory cards. There's a pile on the table in front of them, but the card the pair are reading at the time of the shot is one specially handmade by seven-year-old Prince George, five-year-old Princess Charlotte, and two-year-old Prince Louis.
From what we can see, the number '73' has been cut out in different coloured card and stuck on the front, surrounded by colourful circles for extra decoration. This lot must have been sharpening their arts and crafts skills over lockdown, because it's a solid effort.
Both proud great-grandparents can be seen in the image looking at the card with a smile on their face, and now we desperately want to know what the cute handwritten message says. (Side note: if you want to see Prince George and Princess Charlotte's ridiculously cute handwriting for real, look no further than here).
The photo was taken earlier this week by royal photographer Chris Jackson. The Queen and Prince Philip are sitting in the Oak Room of Windsor Castle, where they are spending lockdown together. The Duke of Edinburgh is usually predominantly based at Wood Farm cottage on the Sandringham estate (while The Queen typically resides in Buckingham Palace due to work commitments), but proving romance isn't dead even at almost 100 years of age, Philip travelled from Norfolk to Windsor to stay with his wife ahead of England's five-week lockdown.
Let's hope the couple has planned a nice candlelit date night dinner to celebrate their momentous 73 years of marriage together. Oh, and if you were wondering what traditional gift the Queen and her husband should be exchanging today, it seems there isn't one. They've got so far, there isn't one. Two more years to go and it'll be diamond, though, so there's always that to aim for.
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