- A picture of Queen Elizabeth grinning while her husband pulls a joke has gone viral.
- To the satisfaction of the Queen, the picture portrays Prince Philip impersonating a member of the Royal Guard.
- They have been together for nearly 68 years.
A photo of Queen Elizabeth II "cracking up" to a joke pulled on her by Prince Philip has gone viral and reveals a lighter side to her marriage.
The image was shared on the British Monarchist League's official Facebook page, a non-profit group that supports and protects the constitutional monarchy system of government in the UK.
Prince Philip is seen in the image posing for the camera while donning a full military uniform and a bearskin fur helmet resembling those worn by the Queen's Guard in front of Buckingham Palace.
The fun trick seems to have made the Queen laugh.
The British Monarchist League captioned the image, saying,
HM Queen Elizabeth II breaks up as she finds the guy in the costume is actually her husband of 68 years, Prince Philip.
On November 20, 1947, while still Princess Elizabeth, the Queen wed Prince Philip. The two had been corresponding with each other as teenagers for six years prior to getting married.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are unquestionably among the best examples of a real power couple over the years. Queen Elizabeth referred to her husband as her "continuous strength and direction" during her Diamond Jubilee.
Additionally, it received a lot of praise from social media users all over the world.
“That’s so nice of him to make her smile. She loves that man. Against all they have done it and very dignified,”wrote Facebook user Engels.
“Never too pold to play a joke and enjoy old age ! Strong and active ! Lovely to see both HM Queen Elizabeth 2 and Prince Phillip enjoying their marriage life ! (sic),” commented Dilshad.
“Fabulous to see them both enjoying being with each other. God Save the Queen and Prince Philip. As everyone says ‘Her smile brightens the day,”wrote Liz.
The image doing the rounds online demonstrates how the couple has maintained their union for so long.