PRINCE Philip “would chase the Queen up the stairs like teenagers” during romantic getaways even after they had three children, according to a royal author.
The couple would “regularly” go to Broadlands in Hampshire – where they honeymooned – with things said to get “very frisky” during their stays.
Prince Philip is said to have ‘chased the Queen up the stairs’ during romantic getawaysCredit: Hulton Archive – Getty
The couple, who married in 1947, had a ‘chemistry which was always there’Credit: Hulton Archive – Getty
By 1960 the couple already had three children – but their spark was still very much alight.
Speaking on ABC’s podcast The HeirPod, royal expert Robert Jobson said the much-loved pair had a “chemistry which was always there”.
“There was a story, even after they had three children -maybe even four – they used to regularly go down to Broadlands where they honeymooned, and there was a butler there who used to work for Mountbatten, and he said it was all very frisky when they were down there,” he told host Omid Scobie.
The couple’s love lasted more than seven decadesCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The pair honeymooned in Broadlands after their wedding in 1947 and ‘regularly’ returned for visitsCredit: Getty Images – Getty
“This butler said that the Queen would be running up the stairs and he’d be chasing her up the stairs like teenagers.
“I think there was a chemistry which was always there.”
The Queen and Prince Philip shared a vivacious romance spanning more than seven decades, becoming the first couple in the Royal Family to celebrate their Platinum Wedding anniversary in 2017.
The Duke stood by the Queen’s side from day one and even gave up his distinguished military career in 1953 when his wife ascended the throne.
The couple had four children together – Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward – before becoming grandparents and later great-grandparents.
The Queen described Philip as her ‘strength and stay’Credit: WireImage – Getty
The couple married in 1947 and had four children togetherCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd
In a touching toast to her spouse during celebrations for their Gold anniversary in 1997, the Queen described Philip as her “strength and stay”.
“He has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know,” she said.
Ahead of bidding her beloved husband farewell yesterday, the Queen shared a candid photograph of herself and Prince Philip on the Scottish Highlands.
Taken by Prince Edward’s wife Sophie, the Countess of Wessex in 2003, the image showed the royal couple smiling while relaxing in the sunshine.
The Queen and Prince Philip, pictured here on the Scottish Highlands in 2003, were lifelong companionsCredit: EPA
The Queen and Prince Philip became the first couple in the Royal Family to celebrate their Platinum Wedding anniversary in 2017Credit: PA
Their unwavering connection stood the test of time, and it’s reported Philip told the Queen to “shut up, you silly woman” as they bickered “sweetly” during lockdown.
The Duke Of Edinburgh is said to have spent the last few weeks of his life “reminiscing like mad” with his wife.
The couple’s decades-long love charmed not only the nation but the world as they were often pictured laughing together and sharing a joke.
Philip’s “unwavering loyalty” to his wife and “courage, fortitude and faith” were hailed at his funeral.
The Queen spoke of her devastation at the death of her “beloved” husband aged 99 on Friday, April 9.
She was at Philip’s bedside when he died, it’s thought.
The Duke of Edinburgh is believed to have spent his final days in “good form” reading and writing letters “in the sun”.