Sunday, 19 November 2017

New photograph celebrates Queen and Prince Philip's 70th wedding anniversary



A new photograph of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh has been released to mark their 70th wedding anniversary.
 
The portrait shows the couple standing side by side in the white drawing room at Windsor Castle.
 
 
Beside them in the photo are portraits of the British royal family's previously longest married couple, George III and Queen Charlotte, who were together for 57 years.


The Queen is wearing a cream day dress by her in-house designer Angela Kelly, which she also wore at the Diamond Wedding Anniversary Service of Thanksgiving. The brooch she is wearing was given to her by Prince Philip in 1966.


The photograph was taken early in November by British photographer Matt Holyoak from Camera Press.


Camera Press was the agency that distributed the official wedding pictures back in 1947, taken by the photographer Baron, who would go on to be a close friend of Prince Philips. It was the first assignment for the new photo agency.


Mr Holyoak is a well-known portrait photographer, who has taken pictures of many famous actors, designers, musicians, and athletes for some of the worlds top magazines.


He said: "I feel very honoured and privileged to have been asked to contribute to this very special occasion.


"My vision for the image was to capture an intimate and natural portrait of the Queen and Duke to celebrate their landmark anniversary.




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