The Queen & Prince Philip finally get to go back to living separately

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the London Ambulance Service during the Coronavirus crisis!

I think it’s really funny that no one can say outright that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip hate each other and they’ve been chafing against each other for much of this year. When Philip retired from public life, he went to Wood Farm on the Sandringham estate to spend his last years… away from the Queen, and in the company of his favorite “companion” Penny Knatchbull. Things were fine – both sides agreed to this arrangement, and Phil and Liz maybe spent a handful of weeks together here and there since his retirement. But then the pandemic happened, and the royal security – worried about creating two bubbles for the elderly royals – moved Philip out of Wood Farm and into Windsor Castle, where they could just keep Phil and Liz in one bubble.

I have no idea how the Windsor Castle bubble worked all those months, but by the summer trip to Balmoral, Philip had enough. It was so bad – again, no one is saying this outright – that the Queen cut her Balmoral holiday short and she and Philip retired to Wood Farm together for the better part of a month. Now… Liz is back at Windsor Castle, in the bubble. And Philip gets to stay at Wood Farm.

Queen Elizabeth has returned to Windsor Castle for the first time since August. She has left her husband Prince Philip at Sandringham, where the couple had relocated from their Scottish retreat Balmoral Castle in September.

The Queen, 94, came back to Windsor on Tuesday, PEOPLE has confirmed. It is typical for her to return to London or Windsor around this time of year, following her break in Balmoral Castle. But this year, the couple cut their time in Scotland short and visited their home on the monarch’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk (around 110 miles north of London) for a few weeks. That break enabled the Queen to spend some time with Philip, 99, at secluded Wood Farm, the farmhouse he has largely been living in since his retirement from public life three years ago.

When it was confirmed that the couple would head to Sandringham, it was said by the palace that it was Elizabeth’s “intention” to return to Windsor Castle in October, where she and Philip, 99, spent much of the spring and summer amid the coronavirus pandemic. It remains her plan to return to Buckingham Palace in London for “selected audiences and engagements.”

[From People]

If you ask me – no one is asking me – it was the stupidest thing in the world for the Queen to insist on traveling to Balmoral this summer WITH Philip. She could have altered her annual holiday given the state of everything, and perhaps even just spent the summer at Wood Farm with Philip, since he’s so happy there. But no, she had to insist that a 99-year-old man be moved to three different locations in a six month period. Anyway, I’m glad Philip refused to go back to Windsor with her. I’m sure the stress on royal protection officers is mind-numbing, but it’s better than trying to force these two ancient a–holes to live together permanently.

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  1. Eleonor says:

    I shouldn’t but I find this hilarious.
    The man is nearly 100 years old he doesn’t give a crap about anything anymore, he has worked for Petty Betty for nearly all his life if he doesn’t want to be anywhere near her let him be!

  2. Elizabeth Regina says:

    The blueprint for Willileaks and his mannequin.

  3. Myra says:

    Well how else are you going to frame a narrative that Harry deserted his family when the family isn’t even together? Obviously Phillip has had enough though.

    • Sofia says:

      This is why I laugh when the press goes “Harry’s abandoned the family! They were all so happy together and just devastated now” and I’m just like “These people do not even live in the same part of the country for the most part, let alone same castle”. The Cambridges are in Norfolk and KP, Charles and Camilla have Clarence House, Birkhall in Scotland, Highgrove in Gloucestershire and a place in Wales, Anne’s got her place in Gloucestershire, the Wessexes and the Yorks have a place in Windsor but how much do you actually want to bet that they regularly visit each other?

      • Oh says:

        According to what I read in the finding freedom, Harry used to visit W&K regularly and always brought gifts for his nephew and niece, also he wanted his children to become best friends with the Cambridge children. Maybe this is just fiction, but this is what I read.

      • PEARL GREY says:

        And let’s not forget that the Cambridges went to live in Wales for the first couple of years of their marriage and the press did not holler that they were “abandoning” the oh-so-close family. The media want us to believe these people have family lunch every Sunday.

    • PrincessK says:

      Yes, and the false narrative that Phillip has been a loving and dutiful husband, when he has caused the Queen untold heartache until she just decided to let him go his own way. When he retired and she no longer had to drag him around behind her, she positively bloomed, it was so clear that she was glad to be shot of him and having to worry about keeping him in tow.

  4. Amy Bee says:

    People think that the Queen is this sweet little old lady but she’s anything but. She insisted on having Trooping and went to Balmoral. I think this were just irresponsible things to do during a pandemic. She and Philip are essentially divorced.

    • fluffy_bunny says:

      Pretty sure none of us think Petty Betty is sweet little old lady.

      • Juniper says:

        Oh there are groups galore that do. I lurked in one for a while. They were horrible. One of the members claims to be a “journalist” with an exclusive source who claimed Phillip complained constantly about Meghan to his “Lilibet” in the next room. The person who called her on her bullshit was banned.

  5. Sarah says:

    The more I think about it the less I feel the word ‘family’ is accurate to describe these people. I know families can be dysfunctional in all sorts of ways but this is a group of people, in business together, who are totally committed to the business at the expense of any blood ties they have to each other. Family as most of us think about it (for better and for worse) has pretty much nothing to do with it, it’s all status.

  6. BnLurkN4eva says:

    They all need stay in one place and not force their lowly staff to be even more put out than is necessary. I hope there’s no more about Sandringham (sp) for Christmas because that nonsense is so unnecessary especially if there’s no let up in COVID. These people have been so used to having things how they like it for so long that it must be a shock to them that things aren’t continuing as before.

  7. Mariane says:

    @AMY BEE I agree with you. Philip had affair rumours surrounding him since before lizzy was queen! His solo tours were famous for being filled orgies!! This ofcourse was put on hold once his buddy was publicly shamed for fathering a child and their mens club closed.
    I bet the courtiers pushed for this when they started to push the “harry is unhappy & homesick” stories

    • Julia K. says:

      Prince Philip has denied affairs and orgies due to the fact he was always attended by security and detectives. Not much privacy to fool around it seems.

  8. Lizzie says:

    IDK, 70+ years, or however long they have been married, is an awful long time to live with someone even happily married. He stuck it out until his 90’s, let him live where he likes.

  9. Roo says:

    In the photos from her youth, Petty Betty looked sweet, almost innocent. She had many decades to do good works and to make a difference in the lives of her countrymen. I don’t think she did a fraction of even the positive work has Charles has done (and certainly he is problematic). What wasted potential. She seemed to just get pettier and more out of touch, instead of wiser with age and experience. That’s just sad.

  10. Pat says:

    Kaiser, I’m so happy I found your Royals section here. Seriously. I love keeping up with them (Major Lady Di fan) but you’re the only one who gives a yank twist on the snark. I’ve never seen anyone shred Tattler like you do. “If you ask me – no one is asking me – it was the stupidest thing in the world” is just my speed. Welcome to my homepage tabs