Why Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Won’t Be Living Together For Long


Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, have been residing greater than 100 miles aside for the previous two and a half years. Now they’re again below the identical roof, however it’s solely short-term.

Learn on to search out out the explanation why the royal couple received’t spend their remaining years collectively.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Pictures

Why the queen and Philip reside collectively now

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth have been married for greater than 70 years however in 2017, they started residing in separate residences.

The Duke of Edinburgh formally retired from royal duties and left the hustle and bustle of London for a quieter life at Wooden Farm Cottage positioned in Norfolk on the Sandringham property. 

The royal household matriarch in the meantime remained at Buckingham Palace since that’s the official working residence of the monarch. However amid the coronavirus outbreak, the queen and Philip have been moved and positioned in quarantine collectively at Windsor Fort in Berkshire, England.

According to The Express, they at present solely have a few dozen workers members working on the fort whereas they’re staying there.

A supply informed The Instances that the couple is having fun with doing issues collectively and actions on their very own as effectively. Prince Philip likes studying and portray watercolors whereas the queen has been chatting with members of the family through video chat and maintaining on the present occasions by going by way of the newspapers.

The explanation they’ll should reside away from each other once more quickly

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Prince Philip, Duke od Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II | Tim Graham/Getty Pictures

Each events are conscious that their present residing scenario is barely short-term. That’s as a result of as soon as the lockdowns are lifted, the duke will return to Woodfarm Cottage away from the busy metropolis and the prying eyes of the paparazzi. And so long as she continues to work, his spouse will return to her home base at Buckingham Palace.

The queen has made it clear that she won’t retire or simply hand over the crown to her son, Prince Charles, except she is bodily incapable of being the monarch.

“I ought to prefer to make that dedication now. It is rather easy. I declare earlier than you all that my entire life whether or not or not it’s lengthy or quick shall be dedicated to your service and the service of our nice imperial household to which all of us belong,” she proclaimed in a speech on her 21st birthday.

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Princess Elizabeth’s (later Queen Elizabeth II) 21st birthday broadcast from Cape City, South Africa | Topical Press Company/Hulton Archive/Getty Pictures

Clarence Home additionally beforehand confirmed that the queen won’t abdicate due to her superior age.

“There are not any plans for any change in preparations on the age of 95 — or some other age,” stated in a statement via USA Today.

This implies it’s extremely unlikely that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip will reside out their remaining years collectively.

Learn extra: Where Did Prince Philip Get the Engagement Ring He Gave to Queen Elizabeth and Does She Still Wear It?