Prince Philip previously complained about being treated like an outsider in Queen Elizabeth II’s family, but Her Majesty didn’t do anything to appease her husband’ worries.

Frederica Miller, a journalist for Express, the Duke of Edinburgh and the monarch decided to tie the knot decades ago because they loved each other deeply. However, they weren’t allowed to do one thing that broke the dad of four’s heart.

While Prince Philip was in the navy, he was deemed and celebrated as one of the top officers in his group. But since he came from a German family, he wasn’t immediately welcomed by the royals into the clan.

Prince Philip was forced to accept the fact that he would only come second to his wife, which was quite hard for him to do. During his conversation with one of his friends, Prince Philip said that he felt as though he doesn’t exist.

“It deeply hurt him, it really hurt him. He had given up everything and now this, the final insult. It was a terrible blow… It upset him very deeply and left him feeling unsettled and unhappy for a long while,” Countess Mountbatten said.

Prince Philip’s friend was referring to the time when Prince Philip wasn’t allowed to pass on his surname to his two older children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne. As such, the royal siblings grew up using the Windsor surname.

It was only after Prince Andrew’s birth that the Queen agreed for her children to use Prince Philip’s surname Mountbatten. During the early years of their marriage, Her Majesty herself refused her husband’s surname.

Even though the decision was ultimately placed on the palace, it is important to note that the Queen was the head of the monarchy. In the book “Elizabeth the Queen,” royal author Sally Bedell-Smith said that Her Majesty was reduced to teats by her husband’s brutal reaction.

Despite the huge hiccup in their relationship, the Queen still considered Prince Philip her strength and stay.

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Pictured: Prince Philip leaves St George's Chapel after the wedding of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and The Duchess of Sussex at St Georges Chapel on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Getty Images/Gareth Fuller-WPA Pool