Tea party and self-portraits at Wisbech school celebrate platinum wedding anniversary of the Queen and Prince Philip

PUBLISHED: 11:05 22 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:05 22 November 2017

Hundreds of children and staff at Nene and Ramnoth Junior School in Wisbech enjoyed a right royal day celebrating the platinum wedding anniversary of the Queen and Prince Philip.

Hundreds of children and staff at Nene and Ramnoth Junior School in Wisbech enjoyed a right royal day celebrating the platinum wedding anniversary of the Queen and Prince Philip.

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Hundreds of children and staff at Nene and Ramnoth Junior School in Wisbech enjoyed a right royal day celebrating the platinum wedding anniversary of the Queen and Prince Philip.

Hundreds of children and staff at Nene and Ramnoth Junior School in Wisbech enjoyed a right royal day celebrating the platinum wedding anniversary of the Queen and Prince Philip. Sycamore class.Hundreds of children and staff at Nene and Ramnoth Junior School in Wisbech enjoyed a right royal day celebrating the platinum wedding anniversary of the Queen and Prince Philip. Sycamore class.

On Monday nearly 600 children and staff celebrated the occasion by dressing up in their finery as if they were going to meet the royal family.

The children learned about the royal wedding and enjoyed a tea party and party games. The school council came up with the idea during a meeting.

Executive principal Karen Crawley said: “It was a lovely opportunity for the school community to come together and celebrate this significant occasion in our history.

“It was a really worthwhile and enjoyable day with the children working and celebrating together.”

All of the children contributed a self-portrait which was sent to Buckingham Palace inside a celebratory card.

The Queen and Prince Philip first met in 1934 at the wedding of Philip’s cousin, Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, and continued to meet on several further occasions.

Following a specific meeting at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth in July 1939, the pair, began to exchange letters.

Elizabeth was 13 at the time. When she turned 21, they announced their engagement on July 9 1947.

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