Unions that have stood the test of time

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Unions that have stood the test of time

Undemonstrative and discreet about the great love they have found with each other, the Queen and Philip are nonetheless to be envied.

Nearly 70 years after they first set eyes on each other, the couple are an example of the blessings that come from staying the course.

As the man she describes as "her strenghth and stay" wrote to her parents shortly after their wedding in 1948, his purpose was to fuse them "into one being" – a pledge he has more than fulfilled