QUEEN ELIZABETH II and Prince Philip have had some “blazing rows” during their 71 years of marriage, with one courtier saying “you can hardly believe what you are seeing” when the two fight, a newly-resurfaced report shockingly claims.
Philip and Elizabeth are distant cousins and first met when the young princess was only 13 years old. According to royal author Philip Dampier, it was love at first sight and the couple immediately exchanged long letters before they officially started dating. When Elizabeth’s father King George VI gave his blessing for the couple’s marriage in 1946, Prince Philip admitted he had “fallen in love completely and unreservedly”.
The Duke of Edinburgh proposed to the Queen with a three-carat round diamond ring consisting of “a centre stone flanked by 10 smaller pave diamonds”.
Their blissful marriage has gone from strength to strength over 72 years, which has seen Elizabeth transform from Princess to Queen, have four children, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The Queen once described Philip her “constant strength and guide”
However, according to a 2007 report by the Daily Mirror, their marriage has seen a lot of rows.
Royal correspondent James Whitaker wrote: ”The Queen and Philip still have blazing rows.
“One courtier said: ‘You can hardly believe what you are seeing.
“‘There are cries of ‘Rubbish’ and ‘You don’t know what you’re talking about’.'”
Mr Whitaker also added it is not unknown for the Queen to tell Philip to “shut up”.
According to royal correspondents Camilla Tominey and Hugo Vickers, their arguments are actually what has kept them together all these years.
In 2014 documentary “The Majestic Life of Queen Elizabeth II”, Mr Vickers said: “The thing with the Queen and Prince Philip is that they both are very, very well matched.
“She took on somebody her own size.
“He is the one person who can categorically tell her if something is not going well.
“He can talk to her directly and he does.”
Ms Tominey also added: “I think the Queen herself would be the first one to admit that Prince Philip isn’t somebody who minces his words, who has an opinion on everything and doesn’t mind expressing it.
“For the Queen herself, when you consider she is surrounded by a lot of yes men, actually having a man in her life who tells her what he thinks of what she’s doing is probably a refreshing change.
“He does wear the trousers behind palace doors and he is the head of the family and he has made a lot of changes in Buckingham Palace that have been for the better.”