Queen and Prince Philip: How royals’ marriage survived HUGE personality clash


 Queen Elizabeth II tied the knot with Prince Philip in 1947 and the royal couple have been together ever since Nearly 73 years on they have four children, eight grandchildren and even a handful of great-grandchildren and it seems their love for one another is as strong as ever But despite their romance being worthy of a fairytale, the couple are as alike as chalk and cheese, a royal expert has claimed    fans were given a rare insight into the dynamic of the Queen and Philip’s relationship at their Golden Anniversary in 1997  While the Queen described Philip as her “strength and stay”, the Duke of Edinburgh praised his wife for her “tolerance in abundance ” According to royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams these “summed up succinctly” the “secret of the strength of their relationship ”  Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip: Why the royal couple DON’T live together   Mr Fitzwilliams has claimed the Queen and the Duke have “opposing” personalities but have made their marriage work through “marvellous mutual supportiveness”  The royal commentator told Express.co.uk: “This was a marriage between temperamental opposites which has been notable, not just for its longevity, but for the marvellous mutual supportiveness that has characterised it  “Philip has had two main aims, to support the Queen and the institution of monarchy  “In these, he has succeeded brilliantly though not without an idiosyncratic quality which has on occasion made him controversial ”  Queen’s corgis: The HILARIOUS trick Prince Philip pulled with the Queen’s beloved pet   While Philip is a real moderniser, the Queen is adverse to change, Mr Fitzwilliams explained  Mr Fitzwilliams said: “Philip has always been a moderniser and energetic, with a love of both sport and philosophy he is a fascinating character  “In contrast, the Queen is conservative by nature and temperamentally resistant to change, this has made her ideally suited to rule as a constitutional monarch ” Philip’s willingness to sacrifice his military career and his Mountbatten surname for the Queen’s hand is also key to their marriage’s success, according to Mr Fitzwilliams  He said: “Philip’s role as Consort is far from the role he would ideally have chosen, in the navy he would probably have risen high had not the King’s failing health forced him to terminate a promising career  “He has compensated with involvement in a considerable range of activities including founding the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and interests which range from design to painting  “He is also practical and the Queen has always known she could rely on his advice and that it would be valuable ”   Philip rested from royal duty in 217 but still occasionally appears at the Queen’s side for family events  The Duke joined his wife at Lady Gabriella Windsor’s wedding in May. Philip is understood to spend an increasing amount of time on the royal’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk where he enjoys his retirement  The Queen’s busy royal schedule means that she is mostly based in Windsor.

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