Royals Royal Love — See the Best Photos of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Over the Years Take a look back at Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's 70-plus years of marriage By Diana Pearl Updated on November 15, 2021 12:27 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 17 1947 Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and her then-fiancé Philip Mountbatten at Buckingham Palace after their engagement was announced on July 10, 1947. Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip — then Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten — announce their engagement on July 10, 1947. Their romance began years before, however: They met when Elizabeth was just 13 years old, and despite the age difference, she was reportedly instantly smitten. 02 of 17 1947 Then-Princess Elizabeth and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh (styled Prince Philip) on their wedding day in 1957. Hulton Archive/Getty Later that year, the two say their "I dos" at Westminster Abbey, and take the titles of the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh. 03 of 17 1951 Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip with children Princess Anne and Prince Charles. Getty The two welcome their first child, Prince Charles, in 1948, and their second, Princess Anne, in 1950. 04 of 17 1952 Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty For her first public engagement as Queen — a service at Westminster Abbey — Elizabeth and Philip are the picture of '50s chic. 05 of 17 1952 Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty The couple shares an intimate moment in the Royal Box at the Circus in London. 06 of 17 1973 Tim Graham/Getty The Queen with two of her great loves — Philip and horses — at Smith's Lawn Polo Club. 07 of 17 1974 Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty The Queen and Philip share a smile while on a visit to New Zealand during a Commonwealth Tour with their daughter, Princess Anne, and her then-husband Mark Phillips. 08 of 17 1982 Tim Graham/Getty Being married for more than three decades means picking up similar habits, like this stance. 09 of 17 1995 Tim Graham/Getty During a visit to Durban, South Africa, in the mid-1990s, the Queen and Prince Phillip share a laugh. 10 of 17 2007 Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Husband and wife stand hand-in-hand in full regalia (that crown!) at the State Opening of Parliament at the House of Lords. 11 of 17 2007 Tim Graham/Getty For their diamond wedding anniversary, the palace releases this super-sweet photo of the still-so-in-love couple to mark the occasion. 12 of 17 2015 Anwar Hussein/WireImage The royal couple happily attends Royal Ascot. 13 of 17 2017 Samir Hussein/WireImage Prince Philip lovingly looks at his wife during an outing to Leicester Catherdral for the annual Royal Maundy service. 14 of 17 2018 Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Antony Jones/Getty Images The longtime couple are all smiles as they attend the Royal Windsor Cup 2018. 15 of 17 2018 Peter MacDiarmid/REX/Shutterstock The Queen stops for a quick car-side chat with her husband at 2018 Royal Windsor Horse Show. 16 of 17 2018 Andrew Milligan/PA Wire The royal grandparents attend the royal wedding of grandson Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018. 17 of 17 2020 Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. In one of the last publicly released photos of the royal couple, they stand together outside of Windsor Castle on the occasion of Prince Philip's historic 99th birthday. See even more photos of the couple together here.