Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Celebrate 67th Wedding Anniversary: Pictures of Couple Through the Years

November 21, 2014 Updated: November 21, 2014

Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary, with a busy day that included a visit to the Royal Air Force station in Lossiemouth, Scotland.

The Queen, 88, and Philip, 93, arrived in Elgin by train and were greeted by Lieutenant Colonel Grenville Johnston, the Lord Lieutenant of Moray, and the general public.

One young child handed the Queen a bouquet of flowers as she and her husband smiled for the cameras and made their way to the RAF base.

Philip recently returned from Germany where he presented troops with medals.

The Queen visited the facility, which provides a quick response in the event of unidentified aircrafts in northern airspace, in 2003, reported Hello magazine.

This time around the Queen unveiled a plaque at the newly-built Quick Reaction Alert facility while pilots and their families greeted the royals, and another child handed over a bouquet of flowers. 

Elizabeth and Philip were married on November 20, 1947.

Philip was born in Greece into the Greek and Danish royal families but his family was exiled from Greece when he was young.

This official picture of Princess Elizabeth heir presumptive to the British throne, and her fiance, Lieut, Philip Mountbatten, was made on July 10, 1947 in London. The Princess engagement ring can be seen on her finger. (AP Photo)
This official picture of Princess Elizabeth heir presumptive to the British throne, and her fiance, Lieut, Philip Mountbatten, was made on July 10, 1947 in London. The Princess engagement ring can be seen on her finger. (AP Photo)

 

Britain's Princess Elizabeth leaves Westminster Abbey in London, with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, on November 20, 1947, after their wedding ceremony.  (AP photo)
Britain’s Princess Elizabeth leaves Westminster Abbey in London, with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, on November 20, 1947, after their wedding ceremony. (AP photo)

 

Princess Elizabeth, center, congratulates Moira Shearer, left, a ballerina in the Scots Ballet Artiste, following  the latter's performance at a concert, held in honor of the Princess and the Duke of Edinburgh, right, at the Usher Hall, March 1, 1949, Edinburgh, Scotland. The Princess wears a crinoline gown of white satin embroidered with crystals a diamond and necklace. Earlier in the day, the freedom of the city of Edinburgh was conferred on the Duke. (AP Photo)
Princess Elizabeth, center, congratulates Moira Shearer, left, a ballerina in the Scots Ballet Artiste, following the latter’s performance at a concert, held in honor of the Princess and the Duke of Edinburgh, right, at the Usher Hall, March 1, 1949, Edinburgh, Scotland. The Princess wears a crinoline gown of white satin embroidered with crystals a diamond and necklace. Earlier in the day, the freedom of the city of Edinburgh was conferred on the Duke. (AP Photo)

 

In this July 18, 1949 photo, Prince Charles, foreground left,  the eight-month-old son of Princess Elizabeth of England, left, and his father Philip, poses for a photo, on the Windlesham Moor, their summer residence, in Ascot, England. (AP Photo, File)
In this July 18, 1949 photo, Prince Charles, foreground left, the eight-month-old son of Princess Elizabeth of England, left, and his father Philip, poses for a photo, on the Windlesham Moor, their summer residence, in Ascot, England. (AP Photo, File)

 

With her mother, Queen Elizabeth (right) and her grandmother, Queen Mary, sitting beside her, Princess Elizabeth holds her daughter, Princess Anne, in Buckingham Palace, London on Oct. 21, 1950, when the two-month-old Princess was christened.   The infant Princess is the second child of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. (AP Photo)
With her mother, Queen Elizabeth (right) and her grandmother, Queen Mary, sitting beside her, Princess Elizabeth holds her daughter, Princess Anne, in Buckingham Palace, London on Oct. 21, 1950, when the two-month-old Princess was christened. The infant Princess is the second child of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. (AP Photo)

 

Queen Elizabeth II wearing black, and a white hat drives in an open carriage from the Golden Gates at Ascot, Racecourse, Berkshire, England in afternoon on June 18, 1952, with the Duke of Edinburgh.   On the second day of the Royal Ascot meeting. (AP Photo)
Queen Elizabeth II wearing black, and a white hat drives in an open carriage from the Golden Gates at Ascot, Racecourse, Berkshire, England in afternoon on June 18, 1952, with the Duke of Edinburgh. On the second day of the Royal Ascot meeting. (AP Photo)

 

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh sit side by side in London's Odeon Theater on Oct. 31, 1955, where they attended the Royal command film performance. (AP Photo)
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh sit side by side in London’s Odeon Theater on Oct. 31, 1955, where they attended the Royal command film performance. (AP Photo)

 

Britain's first family Prince Philip, Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince Charles, stands at top of steps of the East Terrace Garden on June 5, 1959 at Windsor castle in England during recent spring walk about the castle grounds.    In background is Brunswick tower. (AP Photo)
Britain’s first family Prince Philip, Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince Charles, stands at top of steps of the East Terrace Garden on June 5, 1959 at Windsor castle in England during recent spring walk about the castle grounds. In background is Brunswick tower. (AP Photo)

 

Queen Elizabeth II poses with President John Kennedy, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and Prince Philip, June 5, 1961, at Buckingham Palace in London.  The Kennedys were guests of the Queen at dinner.  (AP Photo)
Queen Elizabeth II poses with President John Kennedy, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and Prince Philip, June 5, 1961, at Buckingham Palace in London. The Kennedys were guests of the Queen at dinner. (AP Photo)

 

Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain walks with her family on April 19,1965 at Frogmore, Windsor, England. During a picture session taken to mark her 39th Birthday. Prince Edward, 1, is in Pram with Prince Andrew, 4, holding on. Prince Philip and their two eldest Children, Princess Anne and Prince Charles, the heir apparent, complete the family group. (AP Photo)
Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain walks with her family on April 19,1965 at Frogmore, Windsor, England. During a picture session taken to mark her 39th Birthday. Prince Edward, 1, is in Pram with Prince Andrew, 4, holding on. Prince Philip and their two eldest Children, Princess Anne and Prince Charles, the heir apparent, complete the family group. (AP Photo)

 

The Royal Family posed beside the lake on April 21, 1968 at Frogmore, Windsor, in honor of the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II as she turned 42. Left to right: The Duke of Edinburgh (47 in June), Prince Edward, 4, The Queen, Princess Anne (18 in August), Prince Andrew, 8, and the Prince of Walles, 19. (AP Photo)
The Royal Family posed beside the lake on April 21, 1968 at Frogmore, Windsor, in honor of the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II as she turned 42. Left to right: The Duke of Edinburgh (47 in June), Prince Edward, 4, The Queen, Princess Anne (18 in August), Prince Andrew, 8, and the Prince of Walles, 19. (AP Photo)

 

Queen Elizabeth II of England and her husband Prince Philip of Edinburgh attend a horse race at Longchamp racecourse, outside Paris in May 1972 during their five-day official visit in France. (AFP/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II of England and her husband Prince Philip of Edinburgh attend a horse race at Longchamp racecourse, outside Paris in May 1972 during their five-day official visit in France. (AFP/Getty Images)

 

British Queen Elizabeth II (L) and her husband Prince Philip (R) attend Duke Edward of Windsor funerals in Windsor, UK, 05 June 1972. Between them walks the Duchess Wallis of Windsor, the American-born wife for whom the once King Edward VIII gave up the throne. (AFP/Getty Images)
British Queen Elizabeth II (L) and her husband Prince Philip (R) attend Duke Edward of Windsor funerals in Windsor, UK, 05 June 1972. Between them walks the Duchess Wallis of Windsor, the American-born wife for whom the once King Edward VIII gave up the throne. (AFP/Getty Images)

Philip met Elizabeth, his third cousin, in 1934, and they struck up a correspondence about five years later.

After he served in World War III, Philip was granted permission by George VI to marry Elizabeth. They waited until she turned 21, and were wed at Westminster Abbey. BBC radio broadcast the ceremony to some 200 million people around the world.

They have four children together–Princes Charles, Andrew, and Edward and Princess Anne.