Platinum Wedding

Queen Elizabeth II £5: Platinum Wedding

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On 20th November 2017 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip celebrate their Platinum wedding anniversary, celebrating 70 years together. To mark the longest marriage in Royal history, The Royal Mint issued a celebratory £5 coin in 2017. It features a specially commissioned double portrait of the Royal couple on the obverse, and an engraving of the two riding their much loved horses together. Although there are no official statistics to back it up, it seems likely that only around 30 couples will join the Queen and Prince Philip in celebrating their Platinum Wedding Anniversary in 2017. Or to put it another way – just 60 people in the UK will mark 70 years of marriage in 2017 – that literally makes each of them one in a million!
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