Elizabeth would be crowned queen just five years after their wedding, changing their lives forever. Through all the pressures and formalities of royal life, the pair have always put each other first –a testament to their enduring affection.
Dancing at galas, attending state functions and visiting exotic lands together, the longest-married British monarchs have managed to keep their love – and sense of adventure! – very much alive.
Click through the gallery for a look back at the happy couple through the years.