Prince Philip has given the Queen a ‘new lease of life’ in lockdown as the couple have been spending more time together.
The couple are as close as they ever have been during their 72-year marriage, royal insiders told a newspaper.
The Duke of Edinburgh, 99, has apparently given the monarch the strength to continue in the face of a series of setbacks for The Firm, including Megxit.
They have also had the opportunity to relax in the ‘HMS Bubble’ and now want to avoid spending long stints apart from each other, it is claimed.
Both of them have reportedly remembered what a ‘good team’ they are together during the lockdown.
A royal source told the Sun : “Everyone who has seen her recently says the Queen appears to have a new lease of life because she loved the chance to spend quality time with Philip again.
“Obviously she has been gravely worried about the nation during the pandemic but those around her have seen how amazing they have been together.
“Because of self-isolation and with only a small team of loyal staff, dubbed ‘HMS Bubble’, this is the first time the Queen has been able to spend quality time with her husband for years.”
The insider added that the couple have been able to relax like normal people in their 90s.
Although some palace workers have speculated that the monarch may step down, the source insisted there is no sign she intends to stop working.
The couple have seen out the lockdown at Windsor Castle after Prince Philip flew there from the Sandringham estate in March.
The Queen, 94, has continued to work during the pandemic and still receives her red boxes with official government business.