The Queen and Prince Philip Have Been Married 71 Years — and This Might Be Their Secret to Happiness
If you haven’t figured it out by now, let us fill you in on a little secret: Queen Elizabeth is living her best life. In fact, she’s living everyone’s best life. Not only does she allegedly drink however many cocktails she wants in a day and travel with a slice of her favorite cake at all times, but now we’re learning she has a pretty sweet sleeping arrangement, too.
According to the Daily Mail, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have been able to maintain their happy marriage after all these years because they each sleep in their own private bedroom each night — separately. And apparently it’s a sleeping arrangement that most of British high society lives by.
“In England, the upper class always have had separate bedrooms. You don’t want to be bothered with snoring or someone flinging a leg around. Then when you are feeling cozy you share your room sometimes. It is lovely to be able to choose,” Lady Pamela Hicks, the Queen’s cousin, said in 2011.
Of course, these two aren’t alone. As a National Sleep Foundation poll found, nearly a quarter of American couples sleep in separate beds or rooms as well.
Having separate bedrooms doesn't mean these two aren't very much in love. They just don’t mind having alone time and their own space.
"Their life together has always been built on regular separations. They are not a soppy couple," royal historian Robert Lacey told People. But they do reveal their love for one another now and again.
"He is someone who doesn't take easily to compliments,” the Queen has previously said about Philip. “But he has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I and his whole family, in this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim or we shall ever know."
I’m not crying, you’re crying.