16 November 2017

Countdown to the 70th: The Queen & Prince Philip's 4th 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 fourth 10 years. Throughout this decade, the family continued to grow with the addition of two new daughters-in-law and three more grandchildren. Unfortunately, the marriage of Elizabeth's sister, Princess Margaret, imploded in scandal, a foretaste of what was to come later. The Queen was at the height of her fame as a monarch, having become a icon who could hold her own standing next to the most respected and well-known world leaders. Philip seems to have grown more comfortable in his own role of walking behind his wife, supporting British technology, sport and young people, while acting as the very clear paterfamilias. Neither of them was prepared for what the next 10 years would bring.

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