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Why do Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have separate beds?

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Queen Elizabeth has been married to the Duke of Edinburgh, Philip for nearly 71 years. But, why do they have to sleep in separate beds? 


Her Majesty and Prince Philip are the nation’s favourite royal couple. And it seems they have a special trick to keeping their marriage.

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip both sleep alone. Sleeping in separate bedrooms is quite a normal thing for the upper class to do, according to the Queen’s cousin, Lady Pamela Hicks. 

Lady Hicks said: “In England, the upper class always have had separate bedrooms. You don’t want to be bothered with snoring or someone flinging a leg around you”.




“And, then when you are feeling cosy you share your room sometimes. Well, if you ask me, it is lovely to be able to choose”.

How did Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip meet?




The then-Princess Elizabeth first met Philip in 1934 at the wedding of his cousin Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. They met again in the year 1939 at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth. 

It was when Elizabeth was just 13-years-old and Prince Philip was 18 years-old. She fell in love with Philip and soon, they started to send letters to each other.

Also read: Prince Philip’s Reaction When King Died And Elizabeth Was To Be Queen, Reveals Everything.


They both were in love with each other.

The pair got engaged in 1946 after Philip asked King George VI for his daughter’s hand in marriage. However, a formal engagement announcement was delayed until Elizabeth’s 21st birthday. 




On the eve of their wedding, Philip was given the title Duke of Edinburgh. The morning was eventful for Elizabeth too. As her tiara snapped while she was dressing at Buckingham Palace before leaving for Westminster Abbey.

The court jeweller, who was on standby in case of emergency, was then rushed to his workroom by a police escort. And luckily it was fixed in time and the wedding went peacefully.

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