14 November 2017

Countdown to the 70th: The Queen & Prince Philip's 2nd Decade

In this daily series, we will countdown the last week until the 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh (formerly a Prince of Greece). Each day, we will offer just a few snaps from each decade of their marriage.

Today, we celebrate the second 10 years. After what appears to be a rough and uncertain patch following the Queen's accession, the couple seems have strengthened and renewed their relationship in the late 1950s and into the 1960s. Shortly before the birth of their third child, it was announced that the Queen had relented a bit on the subject of Philip's surname: their nonroyal, male-line descendants would use the hyphenated name Mountbatten-Windsor. During this decade, they rounded out their family with the arrival of a fourth child. (P.S. Today is the 69th birthday of their firstborn, Charles Prince of Wales.)

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