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Queen Elizabeth and husband Prince Philip mark their platinum wedding anniversary with a small family get-together on Monday, a far cry from the pomp and celebration that greeted their marriage 70 years ago.

The couple married at London’s Westminster Abbey on Nov. 20, 1947, just two years after the end of World War II, in a glittering ceremony that attracted statesmen and royalty from around the world and huge crowds of cheering well-wishers.

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