Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip no longer eat breakfast together. Pictured: The Queen, Prince Philip wait for the carriage carrying Princess Eugenie of York and her husband Jack Brooksbank to pass at the start of the procession after their wedding ceremony at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. Getty Images/Alastair Grant/AFP

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are reportedly leading separate lives, according to a royal source.

Richard Kay, a royal expert for Daily Mail, revealed that for many years now, the Queen and Prince Philip have not done normal couple things together. Her Majesty reportedly misses having breakfast with her husband on a daily basis because this was something that they used to do together.

“Now, the Queen sits alone and is rarely seen before the daily 11 a.m. meeting with her private secretary. The younger royals, particularly Prince Andrew and the Countess of Wessex, have been spending more time with the Queen since Philip’s retirement,” Kay revealed.

The Queen is also being accompanied by her grandchildren, who make sure that they are around her mom especially during tea time. In the same way that Prince Philip loves spending time with Philip Phillips, his granddaughter with Princess Anne.

Instead of spending quality time with the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh prefers to do his own thing. He has his own library at the Buckingham Palace, and he also enjoys painting outdoors especially when the weather is good.

But luckily, Prince Philip and the Queen still get a lot of chance to see each other because they both live in Windsor. However, the 97-year-old royal’s retirement has restricted him from spending time with his wife.

“Retirement has removed many of the restrictions of royal life that Philip found so chafing. Losing the ability to drive himself would certainly be a blow, but he would not see it as the end of the world,” Kay said.

In related news, Prince Philip was recently involved in a car accident on the Sandringham estate. Luckily, the retired royal was left unscathed in the two-car collision. However, the other two people that were driving and riding the car that he collided with suffered from cuts and bruises.

As of late, the Duke of Edinburgh has not yet apologized to those that were involved in the accident.