All too often, I fear, Prince Philip has had to listen to me speaking. ... He is someone who doesn't take easily to compliments but he has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years.
I don't know that anyone had invented the term ‘platinum' for a 70th wedding anniversary when I was born. You weren't expected to be around that long.
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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.
Even Prince Philip has decided it’s time to slow down a little — having, as he economically put it, ‘done his bit’. But I know his support and unique sense of humor will remain as strong as ever.”
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