The fundamental difference between the Queen and Prince Philip

Queen and Prince Philip

The Queen and Prince Philip are one of the world's most enduring couples. Having been together for over 70 years, they've been by each other's side for everything.

But of course, there are some key difference between the two and apparently, one major one is their opposing views on a popular British drink.

According to the Express, the Duke of Edinburgh does not enjoy drinking tea - a beverage the Queen is famous for loving.

Apparently, Prince Philip rarely drinks it and instead prefers a cup of black coffee.

It's likely to be a major difference in the early morning routines of the royal couple, with the Queen reportedly always reaching for a cup of Twinings Earl Grey, with a splash of milk and no sugar.

Twinings has actually been officially serving the royal family for decades now, having held a Royal Warrant since 1901.

Another difference between the Prince and his wife is their approaches to alcohol. While the Queen is well-known to enjoy a tipple every now and then, it's said that the Duke of Edinburgh rarely drinks.

The Telegraph reports that Prince Philip has always had a healthy approach to exercise and his diet.

He apparently loosely follows a low-carbohydrate diet, although he'll sometimes opt for a rare fry up. Like his son, Prince Charles, he prefers to eat healthily, and has enjoyed an active lifestyle through all of his 97 years.

In the past, Buckingham Palace has confirmed that he is a 'keen walker', and he's often pictured carriage driving around the grounds of Windsor Castle even now.

John Kent, who has made Prince Philip's suits for years now, admitted that his figure has hardly changed in the last 50 years.

He said, “He was a 31in waist when I first measured him, and he's now only a 34. That's incredible. I've never had to let out any of his clothes,"

Maybe it's time we took a leaf out of Philip's book when it comes to diet and exercise...

Amy Hunt
Amy Hunt

Amy Hunt is Life Channel Editor at, having been with the brand since 2015. She began as the magazine's features assistant before moving over to digital as a News and Features Writer, before becoming Senior Writer, and now a Channel Editor. She has worked on either women's lifestyle websites previously too—including Woman's Weekly,, Woman, and Woman's Own. In 2019, Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards, for her work on She is passionate about everything from books, to homes, to food and the latest news on the royal family. When she isn't editing or updating articles on cleaning, homewares, the newest home gadgets, or the latest books releases for the website, she's busy burying her nose in a gripping thriller, practising yoga, or buying new homeware of her own.