Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary

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Happy wedding anniversary to Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh!

The happy couple are celebrating their 69th wedding anniversary today, November 20, and seem just as happy now as they did when they first got hitched at Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947. The couple at the time were known as Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten and were married in an impressive ceremony at the Abbey. Elizabeth was just 21 years old and her fiancé had just returned from serving in the Royal Navy during the Second World War.

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Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II with her husband Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, after their marriage, 1947. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 20: November 20, 1947: Princess ELIZABETH and the Duke of Edinburgh after the wedding ceremony. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
20th November 1947: Princess Elizabeth and The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh waving to a crowd from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London shortly after their wedding at Westminster Abbey. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Photograph of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on their wedding day. Dated 20th Century. (Photo by Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)
Sir Philip Mountbatten, newly titled Duke of Edinburgh (front, second from right), with fellow Royal Navy officers at his bachelor party at the Dorchester Hotel, London, 19th November 1947. Seated to the right of him is his uncle, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900 - 1979) and to the left, Captain McGregor. Philip is to marry Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) the following day. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
1947: H R H Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, on the occasion of their engagement at Buckingham Palace in London. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
1947: Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
Newly married Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh during their honeymoon in Malta. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
July 1947: Princess Elizabeth in the state apartments at Buckingham Palace during her engagement to The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and naval Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten (later Duke of Edinburgh) photographed for the first time since the announcement of their engagement, 10th July 1947. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
14th November 1947: Mr Schur, chief confectioner at McVitie and Price, putting the final touches to the wedding cake of Princess Elizabeth and The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The cake has four tiers and is nine feet high. (Photo by J. A. Hampton/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 20: Wedding Of Princess Elizabeth And The Duke Of Edinburgh. Princess Elizabeth And The Duke Of Edinburgh On The Balcony Of Buckingham Palace. To The Right Of The Princess Is The Marquess Of Milford Haven, Witness The Duke Of Edinburgh On November 20Th, 1947 (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 20: Wedding Of Princess Elizabeth And Duke Of Edinburgh. Photo Taken At Buckingham Palace. On November 20Th, 1947 (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 20: Wedding Of Princess Elizabeth And Duke Of Edinburgh. The Royal Procession Arriving At Buckingham Palace. On November 20Th, 1947 (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
20th November 1947: Princess Elizabeth, and The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace after their wedding. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 20: Wedding Of Princess Elizabeth And Duke Of Edinburgh. On November 20Th, 1947 (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
20th November 1947: Princess Elizabeth leaving Westminster Abbey, after her wedding to The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
29th July 1949: Princess Elizabeth and her husband Philip, Duke of Edinburgh complete their tour of West Riding in Yorkshire with a visit to the city of York. (Photo by PNA Rota/Getty Images)
21st October 1950: Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) holding her daughter Princess Anne at her christening in Buckingham Palace, with the Duke of Edinburgh at her side. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, and Princess Elizabeth following the Archbishop of Canterbury in a procession to Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, July 31st 1949. (Photo by Fred Morley/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
CANADA - JANUARY 01: Canada, Princess Elizabeth And The Duke Of Edinburgh Posing With Canadian Mounties In 1951 (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
Undated picture showing the Royal British couple, Queen Elizabeth II, and her husband Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with their two children, Charles, Prince of Wales (L) and Princess Anne (R), circa 1951. (Photo credit should read OFF/AFP/Getty Images)
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The couple will reportedly celebrate the anniversary at their home, Windsor Castle. It's been a busy year of milestones for the pair. Queen Elizabeth, who turned 90 this year, celebrated her birthday with a large bash while her husband celebrated his 95th birthday. The two are the longest living royals in British history and are set to celebrate their milestone 70th anniversary next year.

When the couple first met officially, Queen Elizabeth was reportedly taken with the handsome and dashing Mountbatten. They were distant cousins who had spent much of their youth in the same social circles, but it was at an outing at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, Devon, that the then 18-year-old Philip caught her eye. It was said to have been love at first sight.

The two went on to marry eight years later and have four children, Charles, Anne, Edward and Andrew.

On their golden anniversary Queen Elizabeth commented that her husband has been a constant in her life. "He has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years."

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Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953
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The royal carriage of Queen Elizabeth II passes along Victoria Embankment on its way to Westminster Abbey, on June 02, 1953, during the ceremony of coronation of the Queen. The Queen was solemnly crowned at Westminster Abbey in London. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II poses with the royal sceptre 02 June 1953 after being crowned solemnly at Westminter Abbey in London. Elizabeth was proclaimed Queen in 1952 at age 25. (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
(FILES) Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) accompanied by Prince Philip waves to the crowd, 02 June 1953, after being crowned solemnly at Westminter Abbey in London. Queen Elizabeth II was set Thursday 20 December 2007, to become the oldest monarch, overtaking her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria amid signs the royal family is preparing for life after 81-year-old 'Lillibet'. Victoria died in 1901 aged 81 years and 243 days, and Elizabeth will mark passing the milestone with neither pomp nor ceremony, spending the day as usual with her husband of 60 years, Prince Philip. AFP PHOTO/FILES (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
Queen's Guards marching along Pall Mall as part of Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation procession, London, 2nd June 1953. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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