Family first. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are the longest-married couple in the history of the British royal family, with many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to show for it.
The pair wed in 1947, five years before the queen ascended to the British throne. They welcomed their first child, Prince Charles, who is first in line for the throne, in 1948. Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh also share daughter Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
“He has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family,” Her Majesty said of her husband in November 1997 on the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary. “This and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know.”
As the duo grew i...