Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip had a happy marriage. The couple was together until the Duke of Edinburgh passed away last year. They were also blessed with four children, King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward.
Prince Philip Sparked Rumors He Cheated On Queen Elizabeth
But just like any other couple, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip also faced some hardships in their relationship. For years, there were allegations that the patriarch was unfaithful to his wife.
According to royal author Unity Hall, Prince Philip flaunted his cheeky ways and enjoyed the company of women.
"He likes the company of women. At cocktail parties, he makes a beeline for some good-looking girl and won't be interested in talking to anyone else," he said.
Queen Elizabeth Found Solace In Two Men While Prince Philip Was Having An Affair
So, during these moments, the queen allegedly found solace and comfort from two men that gave her the attention that she needed.
According to Radar Online, rumors regarding the queen's special friendship with Richard Burton surfaced in the late 1950s, three years after she and Prince Philip tied the knot.
The queen and Burton crossed paths after she wanted his performance in a Shakespeare stage play at London's Old Vic Theater.
Royal author Nicholas Davies claimed that the queen was captivated by the sheer magic of Burton's voice.
During their conversation backstage, the queen couldn't help but be smitten with Burton after he kissed her on both cheeks and hugged her instead of shaking her hand.
According to reports, the queen also forced a special friendship with Lord Carnarvon. The two reportedly met when the queen was just a teenager. But they became close again amid rumors of Prince Philip's infidelity.
"He was someone she could turn to during stressful times," a source said.
Prince Philip's Alleged Infidelities Against Queen Elizabeth Were Never Proven
Throughout his lifetime, Prince Philip has been linked to a slew of women. However, it is important to note that the cheating allegations were never proven to be accurate.
According to TIME, Prince Philip was linked to the likes of writer Daphne du Maurier and cabaret star Helene Cordet. However, there was no evidence to prove that he had an affair with them or with any other woman.
In the book Elizabeth II: Her Life in Our Times, royal biographer Sarah Bradford also claimed that Prince Philip had affairs, and the queen just accepted them.
"The Duke of Edinburgh has had affairs ... full-blown affairs and more than one. He has affairs and the queen accepts it. I think she thinks that's how men are. He's never been one for chasing actresses. His interest is quite different. The women he goes for are always younger than him, usually beautiful, and highly aristocratic," she wrote (via Town & Country).
But despite the controversy, the queen still referred to Prince Philip as her strength and her stay.
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