This year has been a remarkable year for Queen Elizabeth-II with so many different achievements, and one more on this long list is her 65th wedding anniversary. In the year 1947 on Nov 20, Princess Elizabeth got married to Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey. This is the same place where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wed last year.
Reports are that the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen will be spending their blue sapphire wedding anniversary at Buckingham Palace, privately. Their wedding 65-years-ago was believed to have boosted the Royal Family’s image, recalling austere post-WWII days.
It may be interesting to note that the future Queen had to use ration coupons to buy the material for her wedding dress which was designed by Norman Hartnell. But for her sapphire wedding anniversary she will get some really magnificent sapphires.
Almost a year after the wedding on November 14, 1948, Prince Charles was born at Buckingham Palace and then on August 15, 1950, Princess Anne is born at Clarence House.
Almost five years after their marriage on February 6, 1952, Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II on the death of her father, George VI.
Sapphire jewelry makes the ideal gift for this anniversary. Interestingly, sapphire is anniversary gift for the 5th and the 45th wedding anniversary also.