Their success as a couple has provided the steadfast foundation for a family that supports each other. With children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at the centre of public attention, Her Majesty and Prince Philip are reassuring role models to the younger generations, sharing the benefit of their experience and values.
"He makes her laugh because some of the things he says and does and the way he looks at life is obviously slightly different than her, so together they're a great couple." Prince William, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge during an interview with Alan Titchmarsh, 2012
Throughout their 70-year marriage they have faced life together and seen important events and occasions come and go. From jubilees and royal births to the christenings and weddings of younger generations of the Royal Family, The Royal Mint has celebrated these happy occasions with the nation. Earlier this year we marked two historic and individual royal achievements for the couple: the Sapphire Jubilee of The Queen, and the life of service of The Duke of Edinburgh as he retired from public duty.
Now, as the royal couple celebrate their platinum wedding anniversary, we recognise a personal milestone for them both with a collection that has been specially struck for the occasion.