In fact, the Queen and Prince Philip are officially the longest married British royal couple in history. The long line of royal weddings is often marred by divorce, death and beheadings.
But lasting this long in marriage is not unique to our Queen, and there are several other similar love stories in other royal families around the world.
King Michael and Queen Anne of Romania were married for 68 years before death separated them
Queen Anne of Romania and King Michael I – 68 years
In November 1947, exiled King Michael I of Romania met the beautiful Anne Marguerite while visiting London for the wedding of then Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
The two became infatuated with each other and continued to meet on chaperoned outings in London until Michael plucked the courage to propose.
The royal nuptials were held on June 19 1948, in the gilded throne room of the Royal Palace in Athens, Greece.
King Michael and his Queen have five daughters together, all of whom have married and have children of their own.
Queen Anne sadly died at the age of 92, in a hospital in Switzerland on August 1 2016.
Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard – 67 years
Queen Juliana of the Netherlands was the ruling Dutch monarch from 1948 until her abdication in 1980, at the age of 71.
The Queen hailed from a very strict religious family, the House of Orange, which demanded that she married a Protestant.
At the 1936 Winter Olympics in Bavaria, she met a young German aristocrat and dashing businessman – Prince Bernhard of house Lippe-Biesterfeld.
The engagement and wedding were quickly organised by Juliana’s mother, Queen Wilhelmina. It included a foolproof prenuptial agreement on Bernard’s role in the royal family.
Their first-born daughter, Princess Beatrix, took the throne after Queen Juliana abdicated in 1980.
Through the mid-1990s, the Queen struggled with illness and eventually succumbed to Alzheimer’s Disease. She died in March 2004.
Prince Bernhard died soon after in December 2004, after losing his battle with cancer.
King Albert II of Belgium was completely love smitten by his wife-to-be Queen Paola
King Albert II of Belgium and Queen Paola – 60 years
King Albert II, the sixth king of Belgium, was smitten when he first met the breathtaking Donna Paola Ruffo di Calabria in 1958.
Recounting how the two first met at the Belgian Embassy in Italy, Queen Paola said: “We were both shy, so we only talked a little.”
We were both shy, so we only talked a little
Albert and Paola initially planned to marry in the Vatican, but after some deliberation and pressure from the public, they chose to marry in Brussels in 1959.
The King and Queen have two sons and daughter together, and an astonishing 12 grandchildren.
The Belgian King abdicated in 2013, passing on the reins to his son Philippe, and continues to live happily with his wife.
Emperor Hirohito and his wife Empress Kojun were married for 65 years
Emperor Hirohito of Japan and Princess Nagano Kuni – 65 years
The 124th emperor of Japan, played a controversial role in World War Two with his faithful Empress Kojun by his side.
On January 26, 1924, Hirohito married his distant cousin Princess Nagano Kuni.
Together the couple had a total of two sons and five daughters who all outlived their parents.
Following his death in 1989, Emperor Hirohito was succeeded by his son Akito.
The Empress outlived her husband till 2000 when she died at the age of 97, and was laid to rest next to the Emperor within the Musashi Imperial Graveyard.
Prince Mikasa was married to Princess Mikasa since 1941 – 76 years
Takahito, Prince Mikasa and Yuriko, Princess Mikasa – 76 years
In a rare occurrence, Emperor Hirohito’s brother Takahito has been happily married for an incredible 76 years, outliving his brother.
Takahito married Yuriko Takagi, the second daughter of Viscount Masanari Takagi on October 22, 1941.The Prince and Princess and Mikasa have a total of five children, nine grandchildren as well as handful of great-grandchildren.
Takahito died on Cotober 27, 2016, at the incredible age of 100.
On his 100th birthday, he said: “Nothing will change just because I turn 100 years old.
“I’d like to spend my days pleasantly and peacefully while praying for the happiness of people around the world and thanking my wife, Yuriko, who has been supporting me for more than 70 years.”