LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 27:  Queen Elizabeth II proceeds through the Royal Gallery before the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster on May 27, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Suzanne Plunkett /WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Queen, Prince Phillip mark 70th anniversary
00:48 - Source: CNN
CNN  — 

New portraits of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, were released Monday to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.

The British monarch and her husband were married on 20th November 1947 when they were still Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, at Westminster Abbey in the heart of London.

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The wedding attracted worldwide attention and came just five years before Elizabeth would ascend the throne following the sudden death of her father, King George VI.

The special 70th anniversary portraits were taken in the White Drawing Room of Windsor Castle in early November.

The portraits were taken in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle in early November.

In the photos, Queen Elizabeth is wearing a cream day dress designed by Angela Kelly.

She also wore the ‘Scarab’ brooch in yellow gold, carved ruby and diamond, given to her by Philip in 1966 and designed by Andrew Grima.

The marriage of the then Princess Elizabeth to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey on 20th November 1947 attracted worldwide attention.

It was announced in May that Prince Philip, who is 95 years old, would be retiring from public life after serving at the Queen’s side for 65 years.

He said he’d stop accepting invitations for public engagements from September.

Queen Elizabeth, 91, has also begun to scale back her duties due to her advancing age, handing over some of her responsibilities to her heir, Prince Charles.

Prince William and his wife, Catherine, moved to London earlier this year and are also taking on more royal duties. They are expecting their third child, who will be the Queen’s sixth great-grandchild.