To the world, she's the Queen, but to the Duke of Edinburgh, she was simply his wife. Prince Philip was married to Queen Elizabeth for nearly 74 years, and he is allegedly the only one who treated her, "like another human being."
- Prince Philip passed away at Windsor Castle on April 9, 2021 at the age of 99.
- Though the beloved royal couple always appeared dignified, Prince Philip and the Queen's relationship was supposedly just like everyone else's.
- In other royal news, Prince Philip's heroic World War II acts have been revealed.
There are many rules and formalities to follow when you're a member of the royal family—but even Windsor Castle's most famous residents lived a normal life behind closed doors.
Wales Online (opens in new tab) reports that Lord Charteris, the monarch’s former private secretary, that "Prince Philip is the only man in the world who treats the Queen simply as another human being. He’s the only man who can. Strange as it may seem, I believe she values that."
The two always remained poised in public, but when they were not in the spotlight, their true personalities were on display, per Lord Charteris. Although they both shared a love for the outdoors and horses, Prince Philip had a more daring personality, whereas the Queen was more reserved.
He supposedly didn't have an issue raising a voice to his wife, and she wouldn't hesitate to tell her husband to 'shut up' if she saw fit. This must have come in handy when having to deal with Prince Philip's most humorous quips!
Despite any differences, it's clear the two shared an unbreakable bond. According to The New York Times (opens in new tab), the Queen revealed to her father, King George VI, that Prince Philip was "the only man she could ever love."
After heartbreaking images of the Queen at her late husband Prince Philip's memorial evoked memories of the lone figure she cut at his funeral, it's clear that she wasn't mincing her words.
Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.
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