The United Kingdom's Queen Elizabeth II her 70th wedding anniversary on Monday with her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The Queen down the aisle as a 21-year-old princess on November 20, 1947. She the first British monarch ever to a platinum wedding anniversary. She also the UK's longest-ever monarch. The couple their special day with close family and friends at a small private party at one of their royal homes - Windsor Castle, west of London. They the occasion with the release of a set of official portraits. Britain's post office also the historic landmark with a special set of commemorative postage stamps.
The royal couple first as teenagers during World War II. Prince Philip was the son of a Greek prince. He up his title to a British citizen to marry the then Princess Elizabeth. Reports say that prior to the wedding, he told his future mother-in-law that he had, " in love completely and unreservedly" with her daughter. He once that: "My job first, second and last, is never to let the Queen down." The Queen has always on her husband, whom she as her "rock". Jennie Bond, a former BBC royal correspondent, that humor helped their longevity. She said: "A big part of what has them going over so many years is the fact they can a joke together."