Gloria Ogbu

Queen Elizabeth II who died on the 8th of September 2022 and Prince Philip of Edinburgh got married on the 20th of November, 1947.

Before his death in August 2017, Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth were married for over 70 years.

According to report, on their 50th anniversary in 1997, the Queen stated that he had been an often-hidden force in keeping her steady at the helm of affairs for half a century.

In her words: “Yesterday I listened as Prince Philip spoke at the Guildhall, and I then proposed our host’s health. Today the roles are reversed.

“All too often, I fear, Prince Philip has had to listen to me speaking. Frequently we have discussed my intended speech beforehand and, as you will imagine, his views have been expressed in a forthright manner.

“He is someone who doesn’t take easily to compliments but he has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know.”

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth during their honeymoon

However, according to some royal insiders, their marriage wasn’t as rosy as many must have thought.

That side of the story has more recently been depicted on the hit Netflix series “The Crown.”

According to Times report on the first season of the fictional show, “the actor Matt Smith depicts the royal as struggling to play second fiddle to his more high-profile wife after she becomes the Queen of England.

“TIME’s Oct. 21, 1957, cover story on Prince Philip also noted that Elizabeth’s family scoffed at his less well-off upbringing though it was actually a boon to the family from a public relations perspective because he was seen as the more relatable one.

This left many to wonder if what the fictional show depicted Prince Philip is who he really is.