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How For More Than 70 Years, Queen Elizabeth II And Prince Philip Have Maintained Their Spark

The 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip was observed in 2017.

The 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip was observed in 2017. With this date, their marriage will have been the longest royal union in history. Together, let’s investigate how the royal couple has maintained their relationship over the years

The marriage of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip is the subject of ten facts and tales that the anomalous club has selected to demonstrate the true strength of royal love.

8. Their marriage is based on love.

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Elizabeth, who was 8 years old at the time, met Philip’s cousin at his wedding in 1934. Philip was five years her senior. Then, 5 years later, just before the outbreak of World War II, Elizabeth ran into the 18-year-old Philip once more and fell in love. Since then (and Elizabeth was only 13 at the time! ), Philip was the only person she could think of.

While Philip was serving as a Royal Navy officer in World War II, the couple continued to be in love and wrote letters to one another. She immediately said “yes” when Philip proposed to her in 1946 after he returned. But until Elizabeth turned 21, the couple had to keep their engagement a secret. The couple got hitched on November 20 of the same year, but it wasn’t officially announced until July 9 of that year.

7. They made their own sacrifices.

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Philip had to give up a lot of things in order to marry Elizabeth. He first renounced all of his prior titles. Then, because Elizabeth’s parents disapproved of his German ancestry, he had to naturalize as a British citizen. Philip’s three sisters and the rest of his German family were not even permitted to attend their wedding.

Philip also quit smoking the day of the wedding. He was aware of Elizabeth’s suffering as a result of her father’s smoking habit, so he abruptly quit smoking without any hassles.

6. They have common interests.

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The couple always finds ways to pass the time while appreciating each other’s company, whether it be by collecting wildlife art, having picnics in the Scottish heather, or cooking a barbecue.

5. They never share the same bedroom.

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The Queen and her husband are in line with the tradition of the upper class in England, who have always had private bedrooms. The couple relocated to Clarence House, a home with two bedrooms, close to Buckingham Palace, in 1949.

This arrangement was attempted to be explained by Lady Pamela Hicks, a cousin of Prince Philip: “You don’t want to be bothered with snoring or someone flinging a leg around. Then, if you’re feeling cosy, you might occasionally share your room. The freedom to decide is wonderful.

4. They never stop talking to each other.

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The Queen and Prince Philip never stop communicating with one another through all available channels, regardless of how much time they are apart from one another. For instance, they wrote to one another a lot after World War II started and Philip was serving in the British Royal Navy.

The couple continues to speak on the phone every day even now, even though the Duke retired from active duty in 2017 and settled into a quiet life at Wood Farm on their Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

3. Tolerance is the key.

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The main lesson we have learned is that tolerance is the one necessary component of any happy marriage, Philip said in a toast to the Queen on their 50th wedding anniversary. When things are going well, it might not be as crucial, but when things get tough, it becomes crucial. This was his way of praising his wife for her great tolerance.

2. They value each other’s presents.

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The Queen definitely prefers her Scarab brooch, which her husband gave her in 1966, among her personal items. She wears it quite frequently; in fact, she wore it during a speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of her first Christmas message broadcast on television. This jewelry item holds a special place in her heart. Queen Elizabeth is silently honoring her husband Prince Philip by doing this.

1. They never regret their decisions.

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For the time being, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have been married for 73 years. And despite the passage of time, they both still believe that their decision was the best one.

When asked about family life after 25 years of marriage, the Queen even stated in her Silver Wedding speech in 1972, “If I am asked what I think about it, I can answer with equal simplicity and conviction, I am for it.”

 

Do you know of any other instances of two people falling in love forever? Post your tales in the comments section below!

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Written by Barbarz Steelz

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