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Britain's Royal Couple Marks Diamond Wedding Anniversary

Queen Elizabeth II has become the first British monarch to celebrate a diamond wedding anniversary.

The queen and her husband Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, were married in Westminster Abbey 60 years ago, Tuesday.

On Monday about 2,000 people attended a thanksgiving service in their honor at the abbey.

The royal couple is flying to the Mediterranean island of Malta Tuesday. They lived there as a young couple while Prince Philip was stationed on the island as a royal naval officer.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.