Four new portraits have been released to celebrate the 70th wedding anniversary of the Queen and Prince Philip on Monday (Nov 20). The new set of photos released on Sunday (Nov 19), which were also taken by Matt Holyoak of Camera Press earlier this month, show Her Majesty, 91, and the Duke of Edinburgh, 96, posing against a platinum-textured background. The monarch looks lovely in a cream day dress by Angela Kelly and her Scarab brooch pinned to her chest; the brooch, in yellow gold, carved ruby and diamond, was a personal gift from the Duke to the Queen in 1966.
On Saturday (Nov 18), the palace released a single portrait of the couple posing in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle.
The marriage of the-then Princess Elizabeth to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey on 20th November 1947 attracted worldwide attention. Distribution of the official wedding images, by the photographer Baron, were the first assignment of a new photo agency, Camera Press, which also celebrates its 70th year in 2017.
On Monday, the couple will host a special family dinner at Windsor Castle. The state apartments will be closed all day, Windsor Castle's official website notes, perhaps to give the royals as much privacy as possible. Members of the royal family who are expected to attend include the Queen and Prince Philip's four children – Prince Charles, who has just celebrated his 69th birthday this week, Princess Anne, 67, Prince Andrew, 57, and Prince Edward, 53. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will have just returned from their tour of the Caribbean.