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Queen passes her first wedding anniversary without Prince Philip

18:25, 20 November 2021
Queen passes her first wedding anniversary without Prince Philip Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Public domain

The Queen of the UK Elizabeth marked the first anniversary of her wedding alone following the death of her husband Prince Philip.

This would have been their 74th years together as a husband and wife.

The Queen currently isn't able to fully mark the event as she is currently experiencing troubles with her health.

Due to her health she missed the COP26 summit and did not appear at Remembrance day on Sunday despite being expected to be there. 

She is now under the supervision of doctors, however after a few missed events she finally publicly appeared driving her Jaguar. 

The Queen is 95-years-old while Philip died at the age of 99 seven months ago.

Following his death the Queen said that she was in a “period of great sadness,” adding however that the tributes paid to him had helped her cope with the loss.

"We have been deeply touched, and continue to be reminded that Philip had such an extraordinary impact on countless people throughout his life," she said.

The couple got married in Westminster Abbey on the 20th of November 1947.