In a rare loosening of one’s stiff upper-lip, Queen Elizabeth II and her hubby, the Duke of Edinburgh, chose to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary tonight on the Mediterranean island of Malta, where the crowned couple lived for two years after getting hitched. The private overnight visit will come just one day before the Queen and her main squeeze travel on tomorrow to Uganda for a commonwealth summit. “Malta is a special place for the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh,” said a Buckingham Palace spokesperson.
Yesterday, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip celebrated their diamond anniversary with a more traditional observance at London’s Westminster Abbey, where the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, presided over a service that was attended by, among others, Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Prince William and Judi Dench both gave readings at the ceremony, the latter quoting from renowned poet Andrew Motion, saying, “A life remote from ours because it asked each day, each action to be kept in view.”
Queen celebrates 60th wedding anniversary [Daily Telegraph]