Connect with us

Happy

Queen Elizabeth and husband Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage

Published

on

Share With Friends:

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage on Monday, becoming Britain’s first reigning couple to mark a platinum wedding anniversary.

The decades-spanning marriage of the Queen — the nation’s longest serving sovereign — has outlasted those of all prior British monarchs.

The royal couple will not hold any public events but have invited family and friends to Windsor Castle for a private dinner on Monday evening, according to media reports.

Earlier in the day the bells of Westminster Abbey, where Elizabeth married the Duke of Edinburgh on November 20, 1947, will ring out in full celebratory peal.

The abbey’s company of ringers — a team of 10 — will deliver the tribute uninterrupted for around three hours and 20 minutes, from 1300 GMT.

Also in honour of the occasion, Buckingham Palace on Saturday issued new photographic portraits of the Queen and the Prince, taken earlier this month in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle.

They are framed by Thomas Gainsborough’s 1781 portraits of George III and Queen Charlotte, whose 57-year union — bridging the 18th and 19th centuries — is the next longest British royal marriage.

In one of the photographs released, the Queen poses in the same cream dress she wore at her diamond wedding anniversary thanksgiving service 10 years ago, along with a yellow gold, ruby and diamond brooch Philip gave her in 1966.

Meanwhile the Royal Mail, Britain’s postal service, has issued a new set of six stamps to commemorate the historic landmark.

It includes images of the pair’s engagement announcement at Buckingham Palace, their wedding amid the splendour of Westminster Abbey, and the first part of their honeymoon at a country estate in the county of Hampshire.

The fairy-tale royal wedding in 1947 was a morale boost during the tough years immediately after World War II.

Their marriage endured, as Philip accepted living in his wife’s shadow, and the Queen seemingly forgiving his periodic gaffes.

Share With Friends:

24 Hours Across Africa

United set to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka for £50

Published

on

Share With Friends:

Manchester United has completed a deal worth £50 for Crystal palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka after making significant progress in talks with Crystal

DOWNLOAD ANTTENTION FRESH NEWS ON THE GO APP

Crystal Palace turn down two bids of £35m and £40m before United agreed to Palace’s demand to pay a higher portion of the fee up front.

Bissaka has returned from the Under-21 European Championship after England’s early exit, will become the club’s second summer signing after Dan James and the fourth most expensive in their history after Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Angel Di Maria.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finally got his man after weeks of negotiations between executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and Palace chairman Steve Parish.

Solskjaer is also keen to add a centre-back and at least one midfielder to his squad before the new season starts in August.

He will compete with Ashley Young and Diogo Dalot to start at right-back for United next season.


@ Anttention Fresh,                
We work hard to ensure that any news brought to you is legitimate and valuable so we leave out the noise. This material, and other digital content on this website, may be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part BUT give us credit as your source.

JOIN AN ONLINE LEARNING COMMUNITY CLICK IMAGEonline training

Share With Friends:
Continue Reading

24 Hours Across Africa

This animal show is 6 Minutes Of Joy for You.

Published

on

Share With Friends:

Share With Friends:
Continue Reading

Facebook

Advertisement
Flag Counter
Advertisement

Oven-Hot

Copyright © 2018 Anttention Media. All rights reserved