The sweetest things the Queen has ever said about her life with Prince Philip

On November 20, 1947, the then-Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten in Westminster Abbey.

The young soon-to-be Queen had been in love with the Lieutenant when she was just a teenager and the royal couple went on to share a life of 73-years together.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh raised four children together and they went on to give them eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Two more great-grandchildren were on the way when Prince Philip died on Friday (April 9) at the age of 99.

Their long marriage has not been without its trials but over the years, the Queen has given adorably smitten insights into just how smitten she was with her decorated war-hero husband.

Speaking about Philip as a husband at their 25th wedding anniversary, her Majesty said: "During these years as your Queen, the support of my family has, across the generations, been beyond measure.

"Prince Philip is, I believe, well-known for declining compliments of any kind. But throughout he has been a constant strength and guide."

The Queen went on to celebrate a Platinum anniversary with Philip in 2017 but claimed she 'didn't know there was such a thing' because they didn't know they were going to be around that long.

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When speaking of the effect he had on her reign, the Queen said: "He has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know."

And on his effect on the country, she said: "The Duke of Edinburgh has made an invaluable contribution to my life over these past fifty years, as he has to so many charities and organizations with which he has been involved."

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