Queen Elizabeth Snuck in a Romantic Nod to Prince Philip in His 99th Birthday Portrait

Despite their closeness, the royal couple won’t ever be seen holding hands in public due to the “stoic values” of their generation, according to royal biographer Gyles Brandreth.

The Queen and Philip, who has said that the secret to their 72-year marriage is the fact that he makes her laugh, rang in the royal’s 99th birthday on Wednesday with a low-key lunch at Windsor Castle, where they have been in isolation since March.

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The royal family has been staying in touch via FaceTime — just like families all over the world.

“We’ve been talking to all the family online. And it’s been a really good way of keeping in touch and seeing each other,” Prince William said.

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