As Queen Elizabeth prepares for her annual Trooping the Colour ceremony this weekend to honor her 90th birthday, HRM is also celebrating a milestone birthday for her husband, Prince Philip.
Philip turned 95 on Friday and the Twitter-savvy royals celebrated online, releasing a sweet portrait from Annie Leibovitz’s recent photo shoot for Vanity Fair
of the longtime spouses.
“This is the final portrait in a series of official photographs taken by Annie Leibovitz to mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday #Queenat90,” the Royal Family’s official Twitter account wrote.
They also quoted Queen Elizabeth saying, “He has quite simply been my strength & stay all these years.”
The royals wed in November 1947 at Westminster Abbey in London. On Saturday, the Queen will celebrate her 90th birthday (which was back in April) at the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
In honor of the Queen’s birthday, Twitter created a purple crown emoji that pops up when you write #Queenat90 or #HappyBirthdayYourMajesty.