Happy 72nd Anniversary, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip! See the Royal Couple Through the Years
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip announced their engagement in the summer of 1947. The future monarch was 21 at the time but had been in love with Philip since she was just a teenager.
The couple wed on Nov. 20, 1947 at Westminster Abbey.
It was shortly after the end of World War II, so Elizabeth used ration coupons to buy the material for her bridal gown, which was designed by Norman Hartnell.
Then-Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh enjoyed a walk during their honeymoon at Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire.
The couple's first child, son Prince Charles, was born in Nov. 1948, and a daughter, Princess Anne, followed in August 1950. Here, children are pushed on a swing by their father while their mother looks on.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip pose together for a photo on the grounds of Windsor Castle, accompanied by one of the monarch's famous corgis.
At Buckingham Palace during a banquest held in his honor, American President John F. Kennedy and his wife, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, pose with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
Queen Elizabeth awards Prince Philip and Prince Charles with trophies after a polo match.
The couple added two more sons to their family: Prince Andrew in 1960 and Prince Edward in 1964.
This family photo taken at Balmoral Castle served as their 1972 Christmas card.
The couple smile during a visit to Fiji.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip sit on their thrones at the State Opening of Parliament.
Another family photo at Balmoral!
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip wave from the Royal Yacht Britannia in Kuwait.
The royal couple paid a visit to the island of Bau, near Suva, Fiji, during their royal tour of Australia and the South Pacific.
Here's Queen Elizabeth and her husband as they ride in the royal carriage on their way to Westminster Abbey for the wedding of their son Prince Andrew to Sarah Ferguson.
The British royals meet U.S. President George W. Bush and his wife Laura at Buckingham Palace.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip wait to receive the President of Malta, Dr. Edward Fenech-Adami, and his wife, Mary, at Balmoral Castle.
The duo revisited Broadlands, their honeymoon destination, to mark their Diamond Wedding Anniversary (60 years!).
Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince William and Kate Middleton get all dolled up to attend the Queen's Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip feed Donna the elephant during the opening the new Centre for Elephant Care at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
Although Philip is retired from royal duty, he will occasionally join his wife for special outings, such as this year's Royal Windsor Cup polo match.