Lessons from a royal marriage
When the Duke of Edinburgh passed away recently, it marked not just the end of a royal era but the final chapter of a royal marriage which had lasted more than seven decades.
Far surpassing the marriages of most, including three of the couple’s children, the Queen’s union with Prince Philip outlasted the leadership of more than 170 Prime Ministers across the Commonwealth, including 14 in the UK alone.
"He has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know,” the Queen famously remarked during celebrations of the couple’s 50th anniversary.
So, what lessons can be learned from a marriage that not only stood the test of time, but became a source of strength and security under the most intrusive of spotlights?