Queen Elizabeth, 93, and Prince Philip, 98, marked their 72nd wedding anniversary on Wednesday, having tied the knot on November 20, 1947. The royal couple reportedly spent the day apart, with the Queen occupied with official duties at Buckingham Palace and Prince Philip, having retired from royal duty in August 2017, remained at Sandringham, about 110 miles from London.
To celebrate the special occasion, Prince William and Duchess Kate of Cambridge took to social media to share sweet tributes to the Queen and her husband with a black and white picture of the couple, followed by a more recent photo of the two laughing, while Prince Philip looks at the Queen.
The caption on the official Kensington Palace Instagram account reads: “Wishing Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh a very happy 72nd Wedding Anniversary!”
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan of Sussex also gave their special shoutout with a throwback picture of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh riding in a royal carriage. “Happy anniversary to Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh! On this day, seventy-two years ago, they were married at Westminster Abbey, ” the couple wrote in the caption. “Many congratulations!”