Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have been living together for most of the coronavirus pandemic over the last year. Still, there is speculation that they will return to living their lives separately this summer.
The royal couple has been married for an impressive 73 years and has been living at Windsor Castle since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020.
The royal administrative base was even moved from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle to accommodate the change in living arrangements.
Since his retirement in 2017, Prince Philip has been living a quieter, more relaxed lifestyle at Wood Farm in Sandringham, while the monarch remained at Buckingham Palace.
As a result, the Queen and her husband spent weeks or months at a time apart, although they made sure to catch up on the phone every day.
The couple hopes to return to London in the spring and celebrate Prince Philip’s 100th birthday on June 10th, with other members of the royal family.
However, all their plans hinge on how the pandemic will progress, including the Trooping of the Colour parade, due to take place on June 12th.
The annual event was canceled last year due to the pandemic, but royal fans are hoping to travel to London and catch a glimpse of the Windsor family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace as RAF planes fly overhead.
It is an occasion that Prince Philip has been absent from since his retirement, and there is speculation he may give this year’s parade a miss and travel back to Wood Farm after his birthday.
The Duke of Edinburgh has previously said that he does not want a big fuss for his 100th birthday, suggesting he enjoys his quieter, more peaceful way of life after so many years in the royal limelight.
However, it seems that the Queen will keep the party going without her husband.
Many predict that Queen Elizabeth, Kate Middleton, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and the rest of the royal family will be in London for the festivities that will delight the British people in the midst of the lingering pandemic.
Queen Elizabeth will most likely reunite with the Duke at Balmoral during their annual family summer vacation. Some observers believe that the Queen is eager for things to get back to normal, and she appears ready to get back to work
Her husband seems to have a different take on the issue.