The Queen was once caught in bed with a “naked” Prince Philip by an embarrassed member of staff, a royal biography claims.
‘Young Prince Philip: His Turbulent Early Life’ stated that during the initial years of their marriage, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were unexpectedly interrupted at Clarence House.
According to Philip Eade’s 2011 publication, it is suggested that the regal pair were allegedly disrupted on one occasion but shared numerous joyful moments in seclusion.
Mr. Eade penned, “It was high time for Elizabeth to have her own bedroom next to Philip’s, as it is a common arrangement for many upper-class couples.”
According to the Daily Star, a door was allegedly constructed in the wall that divides the two bedrooms.
“Mr. Eade explained that the dressing tables in each of their rooms were positioned near the communicating door, allowing them to engage in conversation while getting dressed.”
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Historian Robert Lacey informed the author that the royal couple did “appreciate the ceremonial customs that are part of that system.”
Philip’s valet John Dean referred to this period as the couple’s “most joyful time”.
According to reports, the couple spent numerous hours together and used to jest through the doorway.
One morning, the princess was seen in her husband’s bed and entered Philip’s room, according to James Macdonald, another valet who informed Mr Eade.
The biographer stated: “While she was dressed in her customary silk nightdress, Prince Philip seemed to be unclothed.”
It has been reported that Philip consistently declined to wear pajamas.
The celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee continued on Saturday, with the country enjoying a long weekend that lasted for four days.
After dropping out of the official salute at the Trooping the Colour parade, Her Majesty scaled back her appearances and attended the Thanksgiving ceremony at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday.
The queen would typically greet her personal soldiers, the Household Division, on Horse Guards Parade.
However, it was ultimately determined that Prince Charles, Prince William, and Princess Anne would perform the salute for this year.
The Saturday highlights of the Jubilee will feature the Derby at Epsom Downs and the BBC’s Platinum Party at Buckingham Palace.
Racing highlights of England and one of her firm favorites, the Epsom Derby, had been expected to be attended by the Queen.
Her Majesty was to be greeted on the course by a special guard of honor, consisting of 40 of her previous and current jockeys.
But she recently had to pull out of the event and will instead watch it on TV from Windsor, Buckingham Palace said.
Princess Anne anticipated to represent the family in her place.
It is only the third time in her reign that the 96-year-old monarch looks to pace herself for the weekend’s celebrations, as she has missed the race.
At 8pm, the most glamorous event of the bank holiday weekend commences at Buckingham Palace.
Dame Julie Andrews, David Beckham, Emma Raducanu, and Sir David Attenborough, along with celebrities from the world of theater, film, and athletics, will be part of an outdoor concert led by Diana Ross.
In addition, Queen and Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, Ella Eyre, Craig David, and George Ezra are set to grace the show’s three stages with their performances.
Sir Elton John will also feature along with Diversity, Sam Ryder, Mimi Webb, Andrea Bocelli, and Duran Duran in a specially recorded performance.
The stages will be connected together by 70 lit columns, symbolizing the 70-year reign of Her Majesty.
Although Her Majesty is not anticipated to be present, she will instead observe the event on television from Windsor Castle.