See Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's Best Photos Through the Years

See Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's Best Photos Through the Years


July 1947

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip announced their engagement in the summer of 1947. The future monarch was 21 at the time but had been in love with Philip since she was just a teenager.

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July 1947

The couple shared their first dance in public at a ball at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh, Scotland, in July 1947. 

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November 1947

The royals wed on Nov. 20, 1947, at Westminster Abbey.

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November 1947

It was shortly after the end of World War II, so Elizabeth used ration coupons to buy the material for her bridal gown, which was designed by Norman Hartnell.

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November 1947

They’ve only got eyes for each other! The pair looked at one another while posing for wedding photos with their family and members of European nobility. 

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November 1947

Then-Princess Elizabeth and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, enjoyed a walk during their honeymoon at Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire.

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November 1947

Another sweet photo of the pair on a walk during their honeymoon. 

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August 1951

The pair spent time together with their children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne, on the grounds of Clarence House in London. 

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October 1951

The two swung each other ’round and ’round while square dancing at a cowboy dress party during a royal tour of Canada. 

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September 1955

The couple’s first child, son Prince Charles, was born in November 1948, and daughter Princess Anne followed in August 1950. Here, children are pushed on a swing by their father while their mother looks on.

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June 1959

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip posed together for a photo on the grounds of Windsor Castle, accompanied by one of the monarch’s beloved corgis.

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May 1961

The pair smiled and waved as they left Liverpool after attending an ice show of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in May 1961. 

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June 1961

At Buckingham Palace during a banquet held in his honor, American President John F. Kennedy and his wife, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, posed with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

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April 1967

Queen Elizabeth awarded Prince Philip and Prince Charles with trophies after a polo match.

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September 1972

The couple later added two more sons to their family: Prince Andrew in 1960 and Prince Edward in 1964. Here, they play with dogs together.

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Summer 1972

This family photo taken at Balmoral Castle served as their 1972 Christmas card.

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September 1976

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip relaxed at Balmoral Castle with one of their dogs. 

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February 1977

The couple smiled during a visit to Fiji.

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February 1979

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip waved from the Royal Yacht Britannia in Kuwait.

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May 1979

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip sat on their thrones at the State Opening of Parliament.

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September 1979

Another family photo at Balmoral.

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April 1982

The couple shared a quick kiss at the airport in Ottawa, Canada, before Queen Elizabeth boarded a plane for London.

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October 1982

The royal couple paid a visit to the island of Bau, near Suva, Fiji, during their royal tour of Australia and the South Pacific.

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July 1986

Queen Elizabeth and her husband rode in the royal carriage on their way to Westminster Abbey for the wedding of their son Prince Andrew to Sarah Ferguson.

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December 1999

The couple welcomed in the new millennium together on New Year’s Eve 1999. 

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July 2001

The British royals met U.S. President George W. Bush and his wife Laura (not pictured) at Buckingham Palace.

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August 2005

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip waited to receive the President of Malta, Dr. Edward Fenech-Adami, and his wife, Mary, at Balmoral Castle.

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June 2006

The couple shared a laugh together while attending a service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in celebration of the Queen’s 80th birthday on June 15, 2006. 

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November 2007

The duo revisited Broadlands, their honeymoon destination, to mark their Diamond Wedding Anniversary (60 years!).

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November 2007

They looked very much in love while posing for photos on the grounds. Broadlands was once home to Prince Philip’s uncle, Earl Mountbatton. 

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April 2014

The couple laughed together while bidding farewell to Irish President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina at the end of their official visit at Windsor Castle. 

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December 2016

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince William and Kate Middleton got all dolled up to attend the Queen’s Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace.

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April 2017

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip fed Donna the elephant during the opening of the new Centre for Elephant Care at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

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June 2018

Although Philip retired from royal duty, he often joined his wife for special outings, such as that year’s Royal Windsor Cup polo match.

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June 2020

Buckingham Palace shared a rare photo of the Duke of Edinburgh with Queen Elizabeth to mark his 99th birthday on June 10, 2020.

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