Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have been through it all in their 70 years of marriage and they can teach us a thing or two about love. They’ve been through alleged affairs, the shocking and tragic death of Princess Diana, their daughter-in-law, and more recently, the birth of their great-grandchildren. Even though they’ve been through so much, the couple has always had the unwavering love and support of each other and we’ve all be blessed to see this love story unfold over the years. A body language expert confirmed with Good Housekeeping that the love is alive and well even though the public doesn’t see any PDA. Bianca Cobb, body language expert and author of Methods of the Masters, told Good Housekeeping: “When you look beyond the royal formality of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth’s public appearances, you clearly see Prince Philip’s love and adoration for his Queen.”
The Prince does whatever he can to try and be closer to his wife. In the case of many of the images shown, you can see that he’s almost always looking directly at her. The Queen on the other hand, is quite reserved and is always trying to prove her independence. Body language expert and author of SNAP: Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language, and Charisma, Patti Wood told Good Housekeeping: “Queen Elizabeth is always trying to be seen as her own person.”
The Queen is more often than not seen leaning on her husband not out of affection but out of necessity. This doesn’t mean that she isn’t affectionate with Prince Philip. It only means that she waits for the moment the world isn’t watching to show her love. When the Prince leans towards his wife, the Queen that shows that he is completely focused on her. Even when they are at a formal ceremony and there are millions of people watching, his eyes are only on her. To compliment his lean, the Prince isn’t afraid to crack a beaming smile to show his pure joy at being by his Queen’s side. It’s probably expected of the royal couple to be more by-the-book compared to the younger generations of royals but despite the formality of the occasion, Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth have a secret ritual of touch that’s subtle but full of love: a hand hold. “This type of hand hold is seen time and time again,” says Wood. “It’s more formal than interlocking fingers but it’s unique to them. It’s their way of reassurance and comfort.”
As the couple have grown older, though, it’s evident that the Queen has become more dependent on Prince Philip. “In her older years, the Queen holds hands with the Prince for assistance as opposed to affection,” explains Woods. The Prince is ever-present and always ready for the Queen’s needs. “He’s constantly looking at the Queen to make sure that she’s okay. He’s completely in tune with her needs,” says Cobb. Even after spending close to a lifetime together, the Queen and her Prince are still madly in love and this just proves that there’s hope for the rest of us mere mortals.
Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II Full name Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was conceived on 21 April 1926. She has been Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand since 6 February 1952. Also, she is Head of the Commonwealth and ruler of 12 nations that have turned out to be free since her promotion: Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Elizabeth was conceived in London as the primary offspring of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and she was instructed secretly at home. Her dad consented to the position of royalty on the abandonment of his sibling Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was the beneficiary hypothetical. She started to embrace open obligations amid the Second World War, serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. In 1947, she wedded Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a previous ruler of Greece and Denmark, with whom she has four kids: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Andrew, Duke of York; and Edward, Earl of Wessex.
Elizabeth’s numerous notable visits and gatherings incorporate a state visit to the Republic of Ireland and visits to or from five popes. She has seen real sacred changes, for example, devolution in the United Kingdom, Canadian parcel, and the decolonization of Africa. She has ruled through different wars and clashes including huge numbers of her domains. Huge occasions have incorporated her royal celebration in 1953 and the festivals of her Silver, Golden, and Diamond Jubilees in 1977, 2002, and 2012 individually. In 2017, she turned into the primary British ruler to achieve a Sapphire Jubilee. She is the longest-lived and longest-ruling British ruler and in addition the world’s longest-prevailing ruler regnant and female head of express, the most seasoned and longest-ruling ebb and flow ruler and the most established and longest-serving momentum head of state.
Elizabeth has once in a while confronted republican assumptions and press feedback of the illustrious family, specifically after the breakdown of her kids’ relational unions and the Windsor Castle fire in 1992 and the demise in 1997 of her previous girl in-law Diana, Princess of Wales; be that as it may, bolster for the government stays high, as does her own prevalence. Amid 1951, George VI’s wellbeing declined and Elizabeth much of the time remained in for him at open occasions. When she visited Canada and went by President Harry S. Truman in Washington, D.C., in October 1951, her private secretary, Martin Charteris, conveyed a draft promotion statement on the off chance that the King passed on while she was on visit. In mid 1952, Elizabeth and Philip set out for a voyage through Australia and New Zealand by method for Kenya. On 6 February 1952, they had recently come back to their Kenyan home, Sagana Lodge, following a night spent at Treetops Hotel, when word touched base of the demise of the King and thus Elizabeth’s prompt promotion to the position of authority. Philip broke the news to the new Queen. Martin Charteris requesting that her pick a regnal name; she remained Elizabeth, “obviously”. She was announced ruler all through her domains and the illustrious party hurriedly came back to the United Kingdom. She and the Duke of Edinburgh moved into Buckingham Palace.
With Elizabeth’s promotion, it appeared to be plausible that the illustrious house would bear her significant other’s name, turning into the House of Mountbatten, in accordance with the custom of a spouse taking her better half’s surname on marriage. The British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, and Elizabeth’s grandma, Queen Mary, supported the maintenance of the House of Windsor, et cetera 9 April 1952 Elizabeth issued a presentation that Windsor would keep on being the name of the imperial house. The Duke grumbled, “I am the main man in the nation not permitted to give his name to his own kids.” In 1960, after the demise of Queen Mary in 1953 and the acquiescence of Churchill in 1955, the surname Mountbatten-Windsor was embraced for Philip and Elizabeth’s male-line relatives who don’t convey illustrious titles.
In the midst of arrangements for the royal celebration, Princess Margaret educated her sister that she wished to wed Peter Townsend, a divorcé‚ 16 years Margaret’s senior, with two children from his past marriage. The Queen approached them to sit tight for a year; in the expressions of Martin Charteris, “the Queen was normally thoughtful towards the Princess, yet I think she thought – she trusted – given time, the undertaking would diminish.” Senior lawmakers were against the match and the Church of England did not allow remarriage after separation. On the off chance that Margaret had gotten a common marriage, she would have been relied upon to repudiate her privilege of progression. In the long run, she chose to relinquish her designs with Townsend. In 1960, she wedded Antony Armstrong-Jones, who was made Earl of Snowdon the next year. They separated in 1978; she didn’t remarry.
Notwithstanding the passing of Queen Mary on 24 March, the royal celebration on 2 June 1953 proceeded as arranged, as Mary had asked before she kicked the bucket. The service in Westminster Abbey, except for the blessing and fellowship, was broadcast out of the blue. Elizabeth’s crowning liturgy outfit was weaved on her directions with the botanical symbols of Commonwealth nations: English Tudor rose; Scots thorn; Welsh leek; Irish shamrock; Australian wattle; Canadian maple leaf; New Zealand silver plant; South African protea; lotus blossoms for India and Ceylon; and Pakistan’s wheat, cotton, and jute.