Queen and Prince Philip hit major milestone with royal first in their marriage

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II and Prince Philip got married on November 20, 1947, but have since reached a new milestone in the marriage after 70 years.

The Queen, 94, and Prince Philip, 99, are currently self-isolating together at Windsor Castle due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Monarch travelled to Windsor from Buckingham Palace for the UK lockdown and the Duke of Edinburgh, who has been enjoying retirement on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, travelled to join her. But a royal expert has revealed that during their time at Windsor, the royal couple have spent the most time together in their married life.

Speaking on True Royalty TV journalist Kate Thornton said: “Imagine how the Royal Family must feel because they’ve all been lockded down together.

“The Queen, we’ve seen has moved into Windsor, Philip left Sandringham to join her.

“This is arguably the longest time they’ve spent together in their married life.”

Sunday Times Royal Correspondent Roya Nikkhah added: “They are holding up well. I love the photo of them that was published last week for Philip’s 99th birthday.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

The Queen has been self-isolating at Windsor Castle (Image: GETTY)

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

The royals released a photo of the couple for Philip’s 99th birthday (Image: PA)

“But you’re absolutely right, this is the longest they have spent together because Philip retired from public life three years ago.

“Since then he’s been spending most of his time at Sandringham in Norkfolk while the Queen spending most of her time at Buckingham Palace.

“We know that they’re spending every day together and getting on pretty well in self-isolation.”

The royal commentators added that during isolation, Philip is said to have dug out the Queen Mother’s old golf buggy from a Windsor Castle museum to aid him getting around the 15,800-acre estate.

Queen Elizabeth II

Philip chose to stay with the Queen during lockdown (Image: GETTY)

The Duke of Edinburgh, who is an avid driver, is still allowed to drive on private roads.

A royal expert noted it wouldn’t be a surprise if Philip began driving again as he was often seen whizzing around on his motorbike.

Ms Thornton said: “Thornton said: “In order to enable him to get around the Windsor estate, rumour has it that Philip has dug out of one of the royal museums the Queen Mother’s golf buggy.

“Do you have any sight of that whilst you were there?

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Line of succession (Image: EXPRESS)

Sunday Times Royal Correspondent Roya Nikkhah added: “I didn’t see the golf buggy but it wouldn’t surprise me.

“It’s the king of thing Philip would do.

“We used to see him buzzing around on his easy rider motorbike around his estate.

“He loves to whiz around, it wouldn’t surprise me.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK