The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh rejoice their 73rd marriage ceremony anniversary on Friday, and have marked the event by releasing {a photograph} of them studying a card made by their great-grandchildren, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

The couple are pictured on a settee within the Oak Room at Windsor Citadel, the place they’re spending lockdown.

In maybe a symbolic reference to their lengthy marital union, the Queen selected to put on a chrysanthemum brooch, comprised of sapphires and diamonds set in platinum. She wore the identical brooch in pictures taken on their honeymoon at Broadlands in Hampshire, and once more in footage taken to mark their diamond marriage ceremony in 2007.

On their golden marriage ceremony anniversary she paid very private tribute to Prince Philip in a speech on the Guildhall in London, during which she mentioned: “He’s somebody who doesn’t take simply to compliments, however he has, fairly merely, been my energy and keep all this years.”

The royal couple has spent a lot time aside since Philip, now 99, retired from public engagements in 2017, with him residing largely on the Sandringham property in Norfolk whereas she remained at Windsor Citadel and Buckingham Palace. However throughout the pandemic lockdowns, the couple have been bubbled collectively at Windsor Citadel.

The colorful card, with a pop-out determine of 73, was certainly one of a number of anniversary playing cards and letters ship by well-wishers to the couple, with a small pile proven on a close-by desk.