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Issue Date: 20/11/2017
Issue Name: Platinum Wedding Anniversary - Buckingham Palace Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
The Queen and Prince Philip have celebrated nearly 70 years of marriage together and are due to mark their Platinum Wedding Anniversary on the 20th November 2017. To commemorate this remarkable event, we have produced this stunning cover. It features Buckingham Palace and has a stamp and label from our 2017 House of Windsor souvenir stamp sheet which shows the happy couple on their wedding day, along with a special '70 Years' cachet along with a Buckingham Palace postmark dated on the Platinum Wedding anniversary date - 20th November, 2017.
70 Years of Marriage
Their tune was People Will Say We're In Love from the smash hit show Oklahoma! Their faces were those of Britain's favourite and most photographed sweethearts and on November 20th, 1947 they married.
Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten was created Duke of Edinburgh and given the right to be called His Royal Highness on the 19th November. The ceremony took place at Westminster Abbey before approximately 2,300 guests, including five kings, eight queens, eight princes, ten princesses and fifty-two members of the British royal family. The entire Cabinet was present, along with Sir Winston Churchill.
During the ceremony, the Duke of Edinburgh gave Elizabeth a band of Welsh gold, as is customary among the royals, to wear alongside her engagement ring which was fashioned from diamonds that once decorated a tiara belonging to Philip’s mother. The wedding was the first royal celebration following the war and Winston Churchill described the occasion as a “bright ray of colour on the hard grey road we have to travel”.
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