Queen Rania: Prince Philip was a ‘constant anchor’ for Queen

At the point of his death, Prince Philip was the longest serving Royal consort in British history. Elizabeth II gained power in 1952, which means that as The Queen, she was married to Philip for almost seven decades. In 'A Royal Salute', a special ITV News programme dedicated to the Duke, Queen Rania of Jordan gave a rare insight into life as a Royal consort. During her interview, Queen Rania said that whilst “there must have been times when it wasn’t easy” for the Duke of Edinburgh to be a consort, Prince Philip managed to “strike a balance very graciously” and “be a constant anchor for Her Majesty”.