Royal Travel: The Queen does not sit by Prince Philip during flights – here’s why

The Queen’s official excursions have seen Elizabeth II travel across the globe, to more than 120 countries, since the age of 21. Now 92, the UK monarch is considered paramount in the maintenance of national relations between states, diplomacy and sometimes, a peace broker. She is often accompanied by other members of the royal family on her duties, yet this saw a shift after her husband, Prince Philip, retired from official duties. The Duke of Edinburgh’s decision, in 2017, meant he would no longer be by the side of his wife if she ventured abroad on state trips.

» Top New Products

Suffering Tmj?

Simple  exercises  eliminate  Tmj  pain  and  permanently  heal  it  within  days                                                         

Belly dancing course

The  entire  program  consists  of  over  50  videos  with  a  total  runtime  of  8  hours                                             

How To Draw Animals

This  is  an  excellent  book  for  the  beginning  artist  or  any  artist  wanting  to  improve  their  skills       

Sleep Baby Sleep

Say  Goodbye  To  Sleepless  Nights  For  You  And  Your  Family                                                                                         

Get Rid Of Toothache

Dentist  Be  Damned  Program  -  What  Your  Dentist  Don't  Want  You  To  Know                                                               

Business Credit Blueprint

Every  Business  Need  Cash  To  Expand.    Find  Out  How                                                                                                     

The mediterranean chef

The  ultimate  guide  for  cooking  delicious  mediterranean  food  yourself.                                                             

Micro Niche Keywords

It  contains  a  list  of  21,000  +  micro  niche  keywords  in  just  a  few  clicks.                                                     

Overcome Addiction Right Now

Addiction  can  be  a  lifetime  struggle.  This  guide  is  your  recovery  solution.                                                 

Fifa17 Futmillionaire

Join  the  Most  Complete  and  Advanced  Ultimate  Team  PRO  Trading  Tools  and  Methods  Website  in  the  World.

Beat The Market Analyzer

Make  SAFE    and    PROFITABLE  Returns  CONSISTENTLY.                                                                                                       

Trump 2020 Gold Plated Coin

Show  Your  Patriotic  Support  For  Our  President  With  Gold  Plated  Presidential  Victory  Coin                       


Yet an unusual travel quirk of the married couple, parents to first in line to the throne Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, has now been revealed.

Royal biographer Robert Hardman has opened up on how their travel plans are sometimes not totally in sync.

In his new book, Queen of the World, he told how they would never sit next to each other on long-haul flights.

He wrote of Prince Philip, 97: “For most of his life, however, his role has been that of the Royal Family’s (and the world’s) longest serving supporting act, always walking two paces behind his wife.

“Jack Straw was struck by the fact that, on a long flight, the Duke would sit in the row of seats behind the Queen, too.”

His actions could have been a matter of respect or, as Robert went on to outline, because of the Queen’s large entourage.

Opening up further on their travel plans, Robert added of the Queen’s husband, who was recently involved in a car crash near to his home: “He would also help keep the rest of the entourage alert, even if he was not wholly convinced of their reason for being there.

“’His temper could keep things cracking along quite nicely,’ recalled a former member of the Royal household.

“’Because when the Duke went travelling on his own, it would just be him and a policeman and a private secretary.

“So on these tours he’d come in and see all these dressers and footmen and so on. ‘What are all these people doing here?’ He would say.”

Meanwhile, Prince Philip’s lack of presence beside the Queen on-board an aircraft is particularly surprising, after her flight confession came to light.

While the UK monarch takes on her duties abroad with a smile, a hidden fear of travel has been revealed.

The monarch does not reportedly enjoy the process of travelling to far-flung destinations, according to royal biographer Robert.

He told how Prince Harry’s grandmother is “famously stoical” about the dangers of royal life while on excursions.

He added: “However, she (the Queen) has never been a great fan of air travel.

“If St Christopher, the patron saint of travellers, can afford any extra protection then so much the better.”

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Post Author: martin

Martin is an enthusiastic programmer, a webdeveloper and a young entrepreneur. He is intereted into computers for a long time. In the age of 10 he has programmed his first website and since then he has been working on web technologies until now. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of and Online Magazines. His colleagues appreciate him as a passionate workhorse, a fan of new technologies, an eternal optimist and a dreamer, but especially the soul of the team for whom he can do anything in the world.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.