The one complaint Prince Philip had about the Queen
Prince Philip had "only one complaint" about Queen Elizabeth during their 73-year marriage.
The Duke of Edinburgh would complain about the reigning monarch for "always being on the phone," according to his biographer Gyles Brandreth.
On Wednesday, the royal author appeared on the British TV show Lorraine where he shared some insight about Philip based on 40 years of friendship.
“He said to me, ‘God, she’s never off the phone. Never off the phone. Who is she talking to?’” Brandreth recalled, as quoted by UK’s Daily Mail.
“It was the only time he ever complained about the Queen,” Brandreth shared. “He knew his whole life was supporting the Queen. He never put a foot wrong, he always turned up right day, right uniform, on time, one step behind her.”
The biographer shared that the monarch often spoke to her racing manager over the phone to talk about horses, one of her passions, during the evenings.
Philip, who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife, passed away on April 9 at age 99. He is known as Britain’s longest-serving consort.
The Queen, a very private person who isn’t known for giving extravagant displays of affection, once called him “her rock” in public. Behind palace doors, Philip called his wife Lilibet; but he referred to her in conversation with others as “The Queen”.
Philip is survived by the Queen and their four children – Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward – as well as eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.