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Bailiwick marks Royal couple’s platinum wedding anniversary

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A MESSAGE of congratulations has been sent by the Bailiwick to the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh as they marked their 70th wedding anniversary yesterday.

The Lt-Governor, Vice Admiral Sir Ian Corder, wrote the message, which said: ‘With the happiest of memories of Your Majesty’s and Your Royal Highness’s several visits to Guernsey, Alderney and Sark over the past decades, the Lt-Governor, the Bailiff of Guernsey, the President of the States of Alderney, the Seigneur of Sark and all your loyal subjects in the Bailiwick with humble duty offer Your Majesty and Your Royal Highness our congratulations and warm greetings on the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of your wedding.’

The Queen is the first British monarch to celebrate a platinum wedding anniversary.

Guernsey Post is also commemorating the couple’s wedding anniversary by issuing six new stamps, which depict images of key elements of The Queen and the Duke’s life together over the decades, and include the couple at Buckingham Palace on 12 June 1965 following the Trooping of the Colour, relaxing at Balmoral Castle in September 1976 and waving to well-wishers who have gathered to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday in Windsor on 21 April 2016.

Full story in today's Guernsey Press

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