The sad reason why the Queen and Prince Philip won’t mark their anniversary
They’re the first royal family members ever to reach 70 years of marriage but the Queen and Prince Philip have decided not to mark the momentous occasion with a party.
The 91-year-old Monarch and her 96-year-old husband are said to be keen to keep a low profile on November 20th, which is the day the world remembers the duo marrying in front of 2,000 dignitaries at Westminster Abbey.
According to a royal insider, the Queen and Prince Philip are hesitant to have a big bash because they don’t want to be reminded of the number of close friends they have lost this year.
There’s a sad reason why the Queen and Prince Philip won’t celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.
They were married in Westminster Abbey in front of 2,000 guests.
“They also don’t want to be reminded of the many missing faces, as over the past 12 months the Queen has lost two life-long friends, Elizabeth Longman and her cousin Margaret Rhodes, as well as Prince Philip’s cousin Countess Mountbatten,” a friend of the couple’s told the Daily Mail.
“They feel they can’t top the golden and diamond wedding anniversaries and don’t particularly want to.”
Instead it’s believed the couple will have an intimate family dinner with just their children and grandchildren present.
For their 50th wedding anniversary, the royal couple hosted a gala concert at the Royal Festival Hall in London, which was attended by the King and Queen of Denmark and many famous actors.
To mark their 60th wedding anniversary, the Queen and Prince Philip flew to Malta to relive their honeymoon.
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