Queen Elizabeth II and her views on divorces of the royal household!
Queen Elizabeth II had a successful marriage. It lasted for the lifetime if her husband, Prince Philip who died on 9 April 2021 just 2 months before his 100th birthday. The couple was happily married from 1947 to 2021: more than 7 decades. But what are the Queen’s feelings and opinion on divorce? This has never been disclosed earlier. But now, the editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, Ingrid Seward spoke to OK magazine about it.
Queen Elizabeth II and her views on divorce
The Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II was in a marital relationship with Prince Philip from 1947 to 2021; his death. She has seen several divorces in her royal family. What is her opinion on it? She has never expressed or aired her views in public. Buy now, the editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, Ingrid Seward brings forth what Queen feels about divorces these days.
Ingrid spoke to OK magazine on the Queen’s views and what advice she provides to royal couples who are divorcing. The Royal commentator stated:
“I think the Queen feels it’s all too easy to get divorced now.”
“She used to say, ‘Just wait two years and see if you can make it work.’ She will have urged Peter and Autumn to try again.”
The Queen is uncomfortable with the divorce process and is upset when any royal marriage breaks down.
Queen and her praise of Prince William and Kate Middleton
The Queen has witnessed a large number of divorces in her royal household. She does not like it. She is aware that marriages have their ups and downs but wants couples to try their level best to work it out. But she is happy that Prince William and Kate Middleton are determined to continue with their married life and make it work out. Ms. Ingrid states:
“She’s sad but she’s also quite pragmatic ‒ she wouldn’t have survived this long if she wasn’t.”
“Thankfully, she has William and Kate. If she didn’t have them, I think she might say to herself, ‘Goodness, after over 70 years on the throne, it’s come to nothing.'”
Royal divorces of England
Three of Queen’s children have divorced. Prince Charles divorced his wife and mother of his two children, Princess Diana. They separated in 1992 and divorced in 1996. Queen’s daughter Princess Anne was married to Mark Philips in 1973 but it ended in a divorce in 1992. Additionally, her other son Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson have also divorced. They wed in 1986, have two daughters together and separated in 1992. They got legal divorce 4 years later.
The son of Princess Anne Peter Philips and his wife Autumn Kelly announced their separation in February 2020. They have two daughters, Savannah and Isla together. At the end of their 12 year long marriage, they said:
“Both families were naturally sad at the announcement, but fully supportive of Peter and Autumn in the joint decision to co-parent their children.”
Earlier, the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret had a marital relationship with photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones from 1960 to 1978. But they were residing separate from early 1970s. Lady Davina Windsor and her husband Gary Lewis had 14 years of married life before their split in March 2019. Lady Davina is the daughter of the Duke of Gloucester, the Queen’s first cousin.