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Why Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip do not hold hands in public much often?

Prince Philip, who turned 96 on 10th June, said the secret behind his long-lasting marriage to the Queen is the fact that he makes her laugh, according to royal biographer Gyles Brandreth.

Brandreth, shared some key moments of his conversations with the Royals, including why Queen and Prince Philip never hold hands in public.

“If we regard the Queen’s record-breaking reign as a success, Prince Philip is the co-author of that success. The Queen wears the crown, but her husband wears the trousers. He is the power behind the throne” he shared.

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Princess Elizabeth and Philip dancing together on Dec. 15, 1950, at the Frigate Flotilla Dance at the Union Club Sliema, Malta Hector Borg Carbott

The two have been married for more than 69 years, and Brandreth talks about the strength of their relationship up to Philip’s ability to make Elizabeth laugh. However, due to their generation’s “stoic values,” you probably won’t see him showing much affection. On top of that, Philip doesn’t consider himself a romantic.

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“I once asked Prince Philip about the reported differences between him and his eldest son, Prince Charles. I came to know one great difference between them. He’s a romantic, and his son is a pragmatist. This means they do see things differently. While Prince Philip may not be a self-proclaimed romantic, that doesn’t mean he can’t still sweep his wife off her feet every now and then.

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But all this doesn’t mean they don’t have a loving marriage. The Queen wears the crown, but her husband wears the trousers. He is the power behind the throne — shrewd, steadfast, everlastingly supportive.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip walks through the old town during a visit to Margate, in Kent, southern England


Plus, they do like one romantic activity. That is singing together. Queen Elizabeth’s parents loved singing and passed it on. “The Duke of Edinburgh and the rest of the family always joined in.