Congrats Liz and Phil -- you made it to your "Blue Sapphire" wedding anniversary!
The Queen and her consort, Prince Philip, were married 65 years ago today. The pair wed in Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947 -- that's the same cosy chapel where Will and Kate tied the knot last year. The two royal lovebirds, aged 86 and 91, met while he was serving as a naval officer. There's even footage of the very first moment they met, when Elizabeth was just 13.
Their secret to staying together for six-and-a-half decades?
"It is not unknown for the Queen to tell the Duke to shut up," Her Majesty's former private secretary told The Mirror.
According to aides, the two will spend the day quietly together at Buckingham Palace. And fun fact: Queen Elizabeth II is the first British monarch to achieve this marital milestone.
Take a look back at Queen Elizabeth II (then Princess Elizabeth) and Prince Philip's Wedding Day.
Gold coloured front cover of The Queen's Royal Wedding souvenir issue celebrating the marriage of Princess Elizabeth later Queen Elizabeth II to Philip Mountbatten
Lady Margaret Seymour, lady-in-waiting to Princess Elizabeth, wearing a Victor Stiebel gown in sea green crepe for the royal wedding at Westminster Abbey in November 1947, finished off with a plume of toning ostrich feathers.
Royal wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey: This Photo taken inside Westminster Abbey during the Royal marriage service on November 20, 1947, shows on the fourth step (which leads to the sancturary) -left to right-: King George VI; Princess Elizabeth, the bride; the bridegroom Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; holding the bride's train are Prince Michael of Kent and Prince William of Gloucester. Queen Elizabeth, the bride's mother, is standing in front of chair nearest camera on right, and facing her on opposite side are foreign royalty and Earl and Countess Mountbatten. (AP Photo) London, 20 november 1947
Princess Elizabeth (the future Queen Elizabeth II), and Prince Philip (Duke of Edinburgh), leaving Westminster Abbey in London after their marriage, November 20, 1947.
Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) marries the Duke of Edinburgh 20 November 1947 The happy bride and groom leaving Westminister Abbey. Mirrorpix/Courtesy Everett Collection
Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) and King George VI leaving Westminster Abbey following the marriage of their daughter Princess Elizabeth to the newly created Duke of Edinburgh.
Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) marries the Duke of Edinburgh 20 November 1947 The wedding party pictured in Buckingham Palace - Front row, left to right, Queen Mary, Princess Andrew of Greece, the bridegroom''s mother, the pages - Prince William of Gloucester, and Prince Michel of Kent, The King and Queen and Dowager Marchioness of Milford Haven - second row, left to right, four bridesmaids, The Hon Margaret Elphinstone, Lady Pamela Mountbatten, Lady Mary Cambridge and Princess Alexandra, groomsman, the Marquess of Milford Haven, and the other four bridesmaids, Princess Margaret, Lady Caroline Montagu-Bouglas-Scott, Lady Elizabeth Lambart and Miss Diana Bowes-Lyon. Mirrorpix/Courtesy Everett Collection
Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) marries the Duke of Edinburgh 20 November 1947 The wedding day picture of the happy couple.
Princess Elizabeth and Lt Philip Mountbatten after their wedding November 1947. Mirrorpix/Courtesy Everett Collection
Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) marries the Duke of Edinburgh 20 November 1947 The wedding party on the balcony at Buckingham Palace. Mirrorpix/Courtesy Everett Collection
THE BRIDE, PRINCESS ELIZABETH (NOW QUEEN ELIZABETH II), AND THE GROOM, THE NEWLY-CREATED DUKE OF EDINBURGH, APPEAR ON THE BALCONY OF BUCKINGHAM PALACE AFTER THEY WERE MARRIED IN A CEREMONY AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY ON THE DAY THAT THE QUEEN MOTHER CELEBRATED HER 80TH BIRTHDAY.
Princess Elizabeth and Duke of Edinburgh on their wedding day November 1947. Mirrorpix/Courtesy Everett Collection
Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on their wedding day, London, Britain, on November 20, 1947.
Royal Wedding November 1947 Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. Mirrorpix/Courtesy Everett Collection
Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip Royal Wedding November 1947. Mirrorpix/Courtesy Everett Collection
Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, RN, (later Duke of Edinburgh), at Clydebank for the launching of the liner 'Caronia', stopped by at the town hall to receive the town's wedding present - an electric sewing machine.
Left to right: The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh with the Prince of Wales and Princess Anne in 1951. 17/11/97 Reissued for the Queen & the Duke of Edinburgh's celebrate the Golden Wedding anniversary on Thursday.