It’s been a busy year for the British Royal Family! Between the most famous bunch of them, they’ve experienced it all from life-threatening surgeries to baby arrivals to weddings. And while the Royal world is always up to something, many Royal fans have been deprived of one very special and beloved relationship: Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have been married for over 70 years and will celebrate their 71st anniversary on November 20th, 2018. In their tried-and-trued marriage, they’ve had numerous obstacles come up against them, however, they’ve always remained partners.
Since their early days of marriage, the couple has kept much of the affection for one another private. In being such public figureheads, they must handle themselves in a very orderly fashion. This has led many to wonder if their marriage is true. In fact, former First Lady Jackie Kennedy noted their lack of affection during her visit to Buckingham Palace in 1961.
Knowing that their duty is not to be seen as an affectionate couple, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have given very little energy to those who comment on their public affection. Royal Biographer, Gyles Brandreth, noted that couple the couple has always believed in "stoic values" that are reflective of their generation.
Given the rarity of the couple’s affectionate moments, Royal fans always adore seeing the Queen and Prince Philip sharing intimate moments. The rarity of the moment makes their affection for one another so much more valuable.
That’s why when Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were photographed giggling and smiling together at the Royal Ascot on June 24th, Royal fans were entirely thrilled!
The Royal Ascot, a five-day horse racing event- is believed to be the Queen’s favorite event of every year. This year, fans were expecting to see her solo given Prince Philip’s hip-replacement in April. But on Sunday, the pair watched a polo match together where they were photographed laughing and smiling the entire time.
The occasion was truly rare as Prince Philip has hardly stepped out into the public since his surgery. He looked great as he smiled alongside his lovely wife who shined in a peach dress coat and matching hat. Seeing this couple enjoy their time together makes us so happy!