Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have been together for a really long time. As with all couples who have spent decades in their marriage, the royal couple have had their ups and downs. There has been everything from quiet debates to all-out arguments. While Prince Philip is retired now, in their working days, they have often pulled apart, as the Prince was known to be one of the busiest in the family. Unfortunately, things have not improved much after retirement.
With a marriage that started out as a dream but evolved into a lifetime policy, royalists ask whether adultery has anything to do with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philips' current relationship status.
How Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth met
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philips earlier years are really out of a history book. Their first meeting was during the wedding of Prince Philips cousin, Princess Marina and Queen Elizabeth's uncle, Prince George. The two married in 1934 when Prince Philip was only 13 and then Princess Elizabeth was eight. Three years after the big day, both were also present at the crown of George VI, Princess Elizabeth's father.
A fateful day in 1939, King George VI took Princess Elizabeth to the Royal Naval College. According to King George VI's cinema, Sir John Wheeler-Bennett and Elisabeth's governor, Marion Crawford, it was the weekend that the future queen fell in love with the prince.
The thirteen-year-old princess Elizabeth looked as carefully as an 18-year-old Prince Philip jumped over the net on the tennis courts. She didn't even dismiss her gaze. While the future queen and her participants knew he was the one at that moment, the young prince was completely ignorant.
"Well, we had met in Dartmouth, and as far as I was concerned, it was a very entertaining experience, boarding the boat and meeting them, and such things, and that is it." – Prince Philip to cinema Basil Boothroyd.
The two continued to write letters back and forth – another event that did not affect the prince. In fact, he did not seriously consider marriage until 1946.
Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth became engaged in 1947
It could have taken nearly a decade for Princess Elizabeth to land her husband, but she did it finally. The two announced their engagement in July 1947 and were married just five months later at Westminster Abbey in front of 2,000 people. They've been together ever since.
Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth continued to have four children. Their first, Prince Charles, was born on November 14, 1948 and is the next in line with the throne. Their second, Princess Anne, was born on August 15, 1950 and is known as the hardest working royal. Next up is Prince Andrew, also known as the Duke of York, who was born February 19, 1960. Their last child, Prince Edward, often considered the forgotten royal, was born March 10, 1964.
Many consider Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II for a fairytale marriage. After all, 70 plus years together is nothing to savor. Nevertheless, the royal couple have made headlines for stress in their relationship.
Has Prince Philip ever had an affair?
It is no surprise that Prince Philip and his lady love come into some rather rough games. They also do not see each other as much as they used to. Queen Elizabeth spends most of her time at Buckingham Palace. Prince Philip does his best to stay away from the palace as it reminds him of work – something he can no longer do. The two can go weeks without seeing each other.
Maintenance of a 72-year marriage is awe-inspiring, but royalists have spoken. Has Prince Philip ever betrayed the Queen? Adultery is not so uncommon among the family – just look at their son: Prince Charles. He completely broke Princess Diana's heart. Then there's the weird scandal between Prince Andrew and Sarah "Fergie" Ferguson.
As it turns out, the Duke of Edinburgh has allegedly rejected the Queen. Author Gyle's Brandreth stumbles upon a rumor in The Baltimore Sun via Vanity Fair . It stated that the Prince was "romantically involved with a named woman, whom he met regularly in the West End apartment of a community photographer."
The smoker (or possible discovery of an affair) angry the prince. While they were never proven, the spot they left on the royal couple's image was long lasting. It can even serve as a point of tension in their marriage today.