Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip Complicated Marriage

What people are talking about? The Crown – a new Netflix series. The show is based on the chronicles of Queen Elizabeth II early years. The first season was built on the ascension of the queen to the throne and amidst the process how her relationship was impacted with her husband, Prince Philip.

Early on, the Prince was advised by the allies to walk behind the Lady, also the government forbid the couple to give their children the name of Philip. What we know through the biographers is that the Prince was annoyed to the core with such guidelines, as he considered them emasculating.

Story covered in Time in 1957, which was published around the time when the queen made her first visit to United States after her coronation, credits Philips with introducing new ways in the royal family and connecting with the locals of England.

Elizabeth was born gold, as a prerequisite of the royal family, yet Philip was a raised as a commoner, with basis necessities and at times impecunious as well. Philip fired boilers, played on skittles and even washed dirty dishes to make a living. He happened to be a descendent of Queen Victoria and nephew of King Constantine of Greece, yet he was sentenced to exile while he was just a year old. Philip could not learn Greek as the family travelled to Paris and then his mom left for Germany. Philip was sent to England to be raised by his grandmother as his father used to live with his girlfriend in Monte Carlo. Philip joined military after attending British schools.

Philip met Elizabeth, his third cousin, when they were children. From the time she was 13, she was besotted, according to the article. She never fell for another man, though he had other relationships while she grew into adulthood. As suggested in the first episode of The Crown, Elizabeth’s family did not approve of the match.

 

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