Everyone knows Prince Harry and Meghan Markle love to hold hands in public, and even Prince William and Kate Middleton have been known to get a bit touchy-feely on the rare occasion. But when it comes to the Queen and Prince Philip, despite the fact the royal couple have been married for over 70 years, they operate a strictly no PDA in public rule.
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Gyles Brandreth, who wrote his 2004 book, Portrait of a Marriage, about the Queen and Prince Philip told the Radio Times: “If we regard the Queen’s record-breaking reign as a success – and I think most of us do – Prince Philip is the co-author of that success.
“The Queen wears the crown, but her husband wears the trousers.
Also commenting on the differences between Philip and his son, Prince Charles, Brandreth noted that while Charles was a “romantic,” his father, Philip was a “pragmatist.”
Brandreth says the Queen and Philip would never be seen holding hands in public, because of the “stoic values” of their generation.