It seems like being royalty would be the easiest job ever. Sure, you get to travel the world, never have any financial worries, and eat all kinds of amazing food… but there's a catch. It turns out, mealtimes are so complicated it's enough to make anyone grateful they're not a royal...
Queen Elizabeth has reigned since 1952 when her father, King George VI, died. The queen's own ascent to the throne didn't come about in a traditional way. Her uncle, King Edward VIII, made the decision to depart from royal life in 1936 (via Vogue), and recently, comparisons have been drawn between King Edward and Prince Harry.
The death of Prince Philip may have cast a shadow over the royal family, but it's also shining a light on some of its younger members. As Prince Charles and Prince William are gaining more attention due to their positions in the immediate line of succession to the throne, another figure is also emerging in the international spotlight: Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip first laid eyes on each other at a family wedding when the queen was only a child, and when they next saw each other in their teenage years, it was reportedly love at first sight. The two were married at Westminster Abbey in 1947, thus beginning the longest-running royal marriage in the history of the British monarchy.