Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip celebrate their 72nd wedding anniversary in November, but the palace shows that the ruling royal couple nowadays don’t spend much time in each other’s company.
Their schedules are so diverse, they say, they no longer live together.
After meeting as children, the queen and the duke of Edinburgh tied the knot on November 20, 1947 in a fairytale royal wedding at Westminster Abbey in London.
Due to security scandals and threats to the crown, the couple at the helm of the royal family endured every storm as a unit – even when Prince Philip’s extraordinary remarks caused internal division due to his open aversion to Princess Diana, Fergie and the Prince of Wales’ adulteress relationship with Camilla, now Duchess of Cornwall.
The queen gave a rare glimpse of affection for her old love in her golden wedding address in 1997, in which she stated: “He is someone who does not easily accept compliments.
“He has simply been my strength and remained all those years, and I and his entire family, and this and many other countries, owe him a greater debt than he would ever demand.”
But since Philips’ retirement from official royal duties in 2017 at the ripe old age of 96, the controversial royal has lived a separate life from Her Majesty the Queen, Express.co.uk reports.
There are rumors that there is still a royal break and the duke has split his time between Wood Farm at Sandringham Estate and Windsor Castle, while Queen Elizabeth – who celebrated her official 93rd birthday at Trooping the Color – is still working hard at Buckingham. Palace.
Royal Central editor Charlie Proctor told the Daily Star that the Greek-born prince barely spends time in Buckingham Palace, that he finds “noisy”.
“It is in the middle of busy London, and perhaps it does not offer the same peaceful tranquility as Windsor Castle or Sandringham House.
“Since our 93-year-old queen is still working, she will spend most of her time here in her workplace,” he said.
The queen is supposed to prepare her eldest son Prince Charles for his role as king of England, which he will assume after the death of Her Majesty.
Joe Little, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, noted that while the royal couple are “apart” for weeks, they “speak on the phone every day.”
In March of this year, royal experts made an interesting comment about Prince Philip‘s integral role in the royal family over the past seven decades.
During a panel discussion on The Royal Box of Yahoo, the Royal Times Times correspondent Roya Nikkah gave her opinion on the life of the duke and sensationally stated that Prince Philip is Windsor’s ‘resident feminist’.
“A man who had risen to the top of the navy in the early 1950s and had gone all the way to the top, he had not given up his career … who does not even have his own last name children, who are literally behind woman has stood for pushing 70 years.
“A man who has supported his wife … until a very successful reign – if that is not a feminist role model, I don’t know what it is.”
The journalist praised the Duke of Edinburgh for acting as the “basis” for Queen Elizabeth and their families, and praised him for playing the second violin for “probably the most famous woman in the world” throughout his adult life.
Their marriage is the longest union of a British sovereign in history.
The Duke of Edinburgh was last seen at the end of last month at the royal wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor in London.
He was also spotted in personal photos of the first child of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Archie Harrison that he had taken in Frogmore Cottage.
The duke looks admiringly at the newborn royal baby alongside Queen Elizabeth, the duke and duchess of Sussex and Meghan’s American mother Doria Ragland.