Articles worth reading
Image : Senate ends PNP’s hope to defend title

Senate ends PNP’s hope to defend title

person Orange Themes access_time 5-02-2018, 17:28

Senate ends PNP’s hope to defend title

Image : SSS releases additional P1,000 pension for members under special cases

SSS releases additional P1,000 pension for members under special cases

person Orange Themes access_time 13-05-2017, 22:38

MANILA — Pensioners of the Social Security System (SSS) who availed their advanced 18-month pension can receive their P1,000 additional benefits starting  Friday, May 12, 2017. SSS, however, clarifies those included in second batch of release are

Image : Kathy Griffin's presidential beheading photo stirs up controversy

Kathy Griffin's presidential beheading photo stirs up controversy

person Orange Themes access_time 31-05-2017, 07:06

Photographer Tyler Shields has defended the gory image.

Latest blog articles

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip celebrate 70th anniversary

access_time 20-11-2017, 11:09 chat_bubble_outline 58 views
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip celebrate 70th anniversary

In this Wednesday, May 9, 2012 file photo Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sits next to Prince Philip in the House of Lords as she waits to read the Queen's Speech to lawmakers in London. Britain's Prince Philip on Wednesday Aug. 2, 2017 retires from solo official duties. Over the decades he has become renowned for his stalwart support of his wife, Queen Elizabeth II. AP/Alastair Grant, File

LONDON (AP) — When Britain's 21-year-old Princess Elizabeth married 26-year-old Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in 1947, the wedding sparked joy and celebration in a country just recovering from World War II.


Seven decades on, the couple who would become Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip — now 91 and 96, respectively — are still going strong, their marriage a bedrock in British public life amid a world of change.


On Monday, they mark their 70th wedding anniversary, though officials say the milestone will be celebrated privately and no public events are planned. The royal family is reportedly marking the date with a gathering at Windsor Castle.


The queen is the first monarch in British history to celebrate a platinum wedding anniversary.


At their 50th wedding anniversary, Elizabeth praised her husband as "quite simply... my strength and stay all these years."


Elizabeth first met Philip, a naval officer and the son of Prince Andrew of Greece, as they attended the wedding of Philip's cousin in 1934.


Entertainment ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1

The pair wed at Westminster Abbey in London on Nov. 20, 1947. It would be nearly another six years before Elizabeth would be crowned as monarch, also at Westminster Abbey.


In the decades that followed, Philip, who also holds the title Duke of Edinburgh, spent almost the entire duration of their marriage supporting his wife in her role as head of state. Both have cut back on their public engagements in recent years, and Philip retired from official duties earlier this year.


The royal couple has four children, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


folder_open Assigned tags

Comments

Popular articles in the last hour