Queen Elizabeth used to live at the Clarence House, but she was forced to move out of the property after the death of her father. Since the Queen was still quite young back then, she didn’t have much say in the matter.

In the book “The Firm,” royal author Penny Junor said that it was former Prime Minister Winston Churchill who urged the Queen and Prince Philip to move to Buckingham Palace. And even though the monarch has been living in the property for decades, she never considered it her home.

After learning that Churchill wanted them to move, Prince Philip’s former private secretary Michael Parker said that the Queen and her husband were seemingly reduced to tears. After transferring to the Buckingham Palace, Clarence House became the official residence of the Queen Mother.

And after her death, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles moved into the property. Until today, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall reside at Clarence House.

Meanwhile, the move from Clarence House to Buckingham Palace was not the only thing that Churchill involved himself in. He was also against Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh’s desire to have the Queen’s 1953 coronation televised. But in the end, it was the Queen and Prince Philip’s decision that was followed.

And on India Hick’s podcast, Prince Philip’s cousin, Lady Pamela Hicks, revealed that Churchill prevented the dad of four from pursuing his career in the Navy. Prince Philip was forced to focus on his role as the Queen’s husband and as a member of the royal family.

“He gives up his career. He’s always going to be walking three paces behind his wife, and the whole court and aristocracy are against him For months he has no job. The Queen thinks of several jobs for him but Churchill says no ... Greek, not a well-born Scotsman,” Hicks said.

And in the end, Prince Philip gave up on his desire to be in the Navy for good.

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Queen Elizabeth II is seen at the Chichester Theatre while visiting West Sussex on Nov. 30, 2017, in Chichester, United Kingdom. Getty Images/Stuart C. Wilson