Issue Date: 16/10/2007
Issue Name: Diamond Wedding Anniversary Miniature Sheet Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
At Buckingham Covers we celebrated the royals as they notched up 60 years of marriage. In this day and age, 60 years is a big achievement, and indeed became the first reining British sovereign to reach this fantastic landmark. What a fantastic example, and a true testament to the strong bond of love between two special people.
We produced this stunning cover to celebrate the Diamond Anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip, who became the first reigning British sovereign to reach this fantastic landmark! Limited editions have been signed by Princess Alexandra.
The Diamond Wedding of Elizabeth & Philip
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 sweetthearts and on November 20th 1947 they married.
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".
Following the ceremony 150 guests enjoyed a wedding feast at Buckingham Palace.
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Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy, KG, GCVO, CD is a member of the British royal family.