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19/11/2017 22:44 GMT | Updated 20/11/2017 10:43 GMT

Queen And Prince Philip's 70th Wedding Anniversary Celebrated With New Photographs

Platinum-textured backdrop is a nod to their seventh decade together.

Buckingham Palace has released new photos of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to mark their 70th wedding anniversary on Monday.

The pictures, taken by photographer Matt Holyoak from Camera Press last month, were shot in the white drawing room at Windsor Castle.

The Queen, 91, is wearing a cream day dress by her in-house designer Angela Kelly, which she also wore at the Diamond Wedding Anniversary Service of Thanksgiving.

The brooch she is wearing was given to her by Prince Philip, 96, in 1966.

The platinum-textured backdrop is a nod to their 70th year together.

The images follow another official portrait taken of the royals by Hollyoak which was released last week to mark the remarkable milestone.

Princess Elizabeth married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey on November, 20, 1947.

Holyoak has worked with a host of celebrities and his photos have regularly been splashed on the covers of magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Shortlist and Dazed and Confused.

The photographs were taken for Camera Press, which also celebrates its anniversary 70 years after the agency distributed the royal pair’s official wedding photos as its first assignment.

Elizabeth II is the first British monarch to celebrate a platinum wedding anniversary.

Their enduring relationship has lasted the longest of any British sovereign, and Philip has been at the Queen’s side throughout the decades, supporting her as she devotes herself to her duties as head of state.

The monarch, who was a 21-year-old princess when she walked up the aisle, is the nation’s longest reigning sovereign, having overtaken the record set by Queen Victoria.