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The man who wouldn't be king
They met as children, at his cousin's wedding. Philip and Elizabeth's paths would eventually cross again, but in the years before they became an iconic couple, the blue-eyed, ash-blond boy earned a reputation as a ladies' man and distinguished naval officer.The groom barely stole a glance as they walked up the aisle.
today, on April 9, casts a shadow over a day normally of joy for and Camilla.
The Prince of Wales andare marking their wedding anniversary today, 16 years after their in 2005.
They wed 35 years after they first met, at Windsor Guildhall, withserving as best man.
Thedid not attend the official ceremony but did attend the blessing, service of prayer and dedication, held inside St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
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Her Majesty and Prince Philip also attended the reception at Windsor Castle afterwards and posed for formal family photos.
While usually Prince Charles, 72, and Camilla, 73, share a photo with fans to mark their anniversary, today they shared more sombre news.
The Clarence House social media accounts only shared the Royal Family's announcement of the Duke of Edinburgh's passing.
"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh," the announcement reads.
"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."
Prince Philip's big royal influence
The real Prince Philip - Ingrid Seward's biography, Prince Philip Revealed, unveiled the real Duke of Edinburgh - and what really made the royal consort tick. In light of Prince Philip's passing at the age of 99, The Weekly are revisiting this feature story on the real Duke Of Edinburgh from our November 2020 issue, four months before his death on April 9: According to Ingrid Seward, the image of Prince Philip delivered in hit TV drama The Crown is way off beam. "The actor Matt Smith, who played him in the first two series, missed Philip's big personality and I think wasn't nearly strong enough," she says.
Photos from Prince Charles and Camilla's big day show the whole royal family making their way down the stairs of St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle after the blessing.
The location will now be where the family say their goodbyes to Prince Philip, who died aged 99.
The Duke of Edinburgh will not have a state funeral amid coronavirus restrictions in the UK, where a maximum of 30 people can attend.
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