Prince Philip Once Described His Marriage to Queen Elizabeth II With 1 Word

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth dressed in formal attire
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh | Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth’s marriage has some challenges

Though the prince and the queen married for love, they were not prepared to take on their roles as the head of the monarchy so soon. As a result, they had some major challenges to work through.

Prince Philip was used to being the alpha, so standing by his wife’s side as her helpmate and supporter was something that took him quite some time to get used to.

Moreover, the prince greatly resented giving up his role in Royal Navy for his royal duties. He found them so dull and uninspiring that in the first year of the queen’s reign he became bedridden.

“He came down with a severe case of jaundice—a condition often linked with stress and depression—and spent three agonizing weeks in a dark room trying to recover,” royal author Bryan Kozlowski wrote via 

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II were married for 73 years before the prince died at age 99 in April 2021. The couple wed in 1947, shortly after the end of World War II and they would remain a unit, representing the royal family while raising four children, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward.

However, the royal couple’s marriage was not without its ups and downs. The early years of their marraige were blissful and carefree with the duke focused on his role in the Royal Navy. However, in 1952, the queen’s father died suddenly and everything changed.

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After a bit of friction, the pair found their stride. In the end, Prince Philip described his marraige to the queen with one word.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh | Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth’s marriage has some challenges

Though the prince and the queen married for love, they were not prepared to take on their roles as the head of the monarchy so soon. As a result, they had some major challenges to work through.

Prince Philip was used to being the alpha, so standing by his wife’s side as her helpmate and supporter was something that took him quite some time to get used to.

Moreover, the prince greatly resented giving up his role in Royal Navy for his royal duties. He found them so dull and uninspiring that in the first year of the queen’s reign he became bedridden.

“He came down with a severe case of jaundice—a condition often linked with stress and depression—and spent three agonizing weeks in a dark room trying to recover,” royal author Bryan Kozlowski wrote via Marie Claire.

Wishing you all Happy #FathersDay

Here’s a collection of photographs from the #RoyalArchives of The Duke of Edinburgh with his children. pic.twitter.com/Q3RHHoH7Fx

— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 21, 2020

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