Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, had been residing aside for the previous two years. However, in March the royal household matriarch and patriarch left their present residences and moved to quarantine amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic at Windsor Castle in Berkshire, England.
In the weeks because it was introduced that the queen and Duke of Edinburgh, who’re each of their 90s, will stay at Windsor till additional discover. But there’s a cause Philip most well-liked staying at a separate residence away from his spouse. Read on to seek out out why and the way the pair has made their marriage work regardless that they have been and will probably be residing aside once more sooner or later.
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Why Philip prefers to be 100 miles away from the queen
In 2017, Prince Philip retired from royal duties and moved out of Buckingham Palace to Woodfarm Cottage. That property is positioned on the queen’s Sandringham property in Norfolk, greater than 100 miles away from London.
The duke selected to maneuver there as a result of he wished to get away from the hustle and bustle of the town in addition to the prying eyes of the paparazzi.
He was conscious that his spouse needed to stay at Buckingham Palace since that’s the official working residence of the monarch, however he prefers a quieter life the place he can take pleasure in his retirement.
How they nonetheless make their marriage work
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Despite the lengthy distance between them over the previous two years, the royal couple has nonetheless managed to maintain their marriage sturdy regardless that they will’t be round one another every single day.
The Express famous that the duke and his spouse would “still see each other depending on Her Majesty’s schedule, but she works around it to see him as much as possible.”
And throughout the vacation season, they reunite when the queen heads to Sandringham for her vacation break from December to February.
The queen is grateful they’re spending time collectively now
While everybody needs the circumstances have been totally different, being in quarantine has Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip spending rather more time collectively than they usually would.
Of course, the queen is aware of that this example is simply momentary and as soon as lockdowns are lifted she’s going to return to the palace and the duke will return to Woodfarm. However, the monarch is alleged to be grateful that they’ve this additional time with each other.
“One of the nicest things for the queen is that she is getting to spend more time with her husband than she usually would,” a royal supply advised Vanity Fair. “They have dinner together in the evenings…She is riding out every day and is making the most of this time.”
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