USA (Monitoring Desk) Prince Philip was a huge help to Queen Elizabeth, who depended on her husband to share the monarchy’s burdens. Many have speculated that the Duke of Edinburgh’s last wish, after his tragic death, would have been to see the royal family unified in the midst of worsening feuds and controversies.
Her Majesty will certainly miss her husband, who she relied on, as the family seemed to careered from one crisis to another in recent months; from Prince Andrew’s relationship with a convicted sex abuser to Harry and Meghan’s decision to leave The Firm complete with their parting-shot bombshell interview, royal expert Russell Myers wrote for The Mirror.
His popularity has increased in recent months, with both Her Majesty and the Prince of Wales appreciating his perspective on the world, and how each decision affects his own future, he wrote. If Prince Philip had maybe one last wish, it may well have been that the family use their coming together for his final send-off as an opportunity for forgiveness,” Myers said, referring to recent rifts that had created a dent in family ties.
He understood that the monarchy’s survival depended not only on its ability to adapt, which this period of history would certainly provide, but also on its ability to unite under duress, he added.