Because they really are the ultimate power couple
Last year, Netflix’s popular drama series The Crown had us all completely hooked on the history of The Queen and Prince Philip’s relationship. Billed as Netflix’s most expensive show ever, Claire Foy and Matt Smith (who played the iconic royal couple) had us on the edge of our seats for all 10 episodes of its first series. So we thought it was high time that this royal partnership was celebrated in all its visual glory.
From when they started corresponding way back in 1939 when Philip was in the Royal Navy, and later when they got wed on 20th November 1947, to the present day where the pair attend countless royal duties together, they’re rarely seen in public without one another.
After almost 70 years of marriage and raising four children together, the loving moments are still very much there in abundance. From that time they shared a blanket when they were cold at the Braemar Highland Gathering, to when Prince Philip chivalrously picked up The Queen’s flowers after she’d dropped them, their relationship is enough to warm even the coldest of hearts.
They’re rarely cuddly (it’s not exactly royal protocol for them to be overly affectionate in public), but they can often be seen having a cheeky giggle together, as if they are sharing the most hilarious inside joke.
Of course, the pair will have been each other’s strength and support over the years, too. The Queen famously said of Philip, ‘He has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years’, which is a real testament to how sweet the two of them are.
In celebration of this enduring romance, here are all of the times The Queen and Prince Philip gave us *all* of the #RelationshipGoals. Get ready to feel all the feels as you scroll through their sweetest moments…
To start, here’s an old portrait of the Queen and Prince Philip way back when they first fell in love. Smitten from the start, hey?
Here’s a look at the new Annie Leibovitz portrait of the couple, released in celebration of the Queen’s official 90th birthday and Prince Philip’s actual 95th birthday. Happy birthday, your majesties!
You’ve got to love these two for getting stuck right in to any royal obligation that’s thrown at them. Here they are visiting the University of Sheffield and wearing 3D glasses to watch a futuristic display.
At Royal Ascot, Prince Philip sweetly presents his love with her winning trophy.
These two love a good horse race, don’t they? Photographed at the Investec Derby Festival horse racing event, it looks as if the Queen bet on a winner. Go’on, Queenie!
At the Braemar Highland Gathering in Scotland, the couple cuddled up underneath a blanket when they were cold.
Our hearts hurt.
Or what about that time they went to the opening of the Land of Lions at London Zoo?
At the State Opening of Parliament in 2015, Prince Philip lovingly assisted his wife down the stairs.
This is one of those aformentioned moments where you’re just kind of *dying* to know what they’re giggling about as they sit on a boat at a state visit to Germany.
On the same visit to Germany, Prince Philip lovingly picks up some flowers that his wife dropped. It’s the small things.
You know what they say: A couple who dresses together, stays together. As proved by these two who rocked up to the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli in matching monochrome.
We love this photo of them having serious LOLs as they attended another Braemer Highland Gathering.
At the State Opening of Parliament, the pair were so royal it hurts. Just look at that bling.
At another Royal Ascot event, the pair shared this sweet moment as they chatted. Too cute.