The Queen And Prince Philip Have Been Married 71 Years – And It Was A Story Of Love At First Sight

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When Queen Elizabeth II wed Prince Philip in November 1947, it would mark the start of a union that endures to this day. Yes, the royal couple have now been married for more than seven decades – and counting. It’s worth noting, though, that the British monarch’s love for her husband seemingly began well before the pair tied the knot at London’s Westminster Abbey.

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Following a relatively quiet period after Prince William and Kate Middleton’s 2011 marriage, 2018 proved to be an eventful year for the British royals. For starters, the family celebrated two weddings within their ranks during the space of just a few months.

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Image: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

The first of the ceremonies in question took place in May 2018, when William’s brother, Prince Harry, tied the knot with Meghan Markle in Windsor, England. And that event proved to be one of the biggest of the year, with media outlets from across the globe covering the nuptials in great detail.

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