Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip do not reportedly sleep on the same bed or in the same room. But there is one instance wherein the royal couple decides to stay together at night.

During her interview with royal author Sally Bedell Smith for the latter’s 2012 book, Prince Philip’s cousin, Lady Pamela Hicks, said that Prince Philip and the Queen not sleeping on the same bed shouldn’t be a cause for concern for royal fans. After all, upper-class always have separate bedrooms.

But there is one instance wherein the royal couple comes together at night and it’s usually when Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh are feeling cozy.

“It is always lovely to choose,” she said.

And while speaking with Vanity Fair, Miami-based entrepreneur Eric Borukhin said that it’s a luxury if married couples sleep in different beds or rooms.

“It’s a matter of convenience if you can afford it. If you can have that extra room, it’s basically a luxury… Everybody accepts it as a normal thing,” he said.

Earlier this year, it was also reported that Prince Philip and the Queen are basically leading very different lives. According to Daily Mail, ever since the dad of four retired from his royal duties, he moved to Windsor or Wood Farm on the Sandringham estate.

The Queen, on the other hand, has been staying in London because she still hasn’t retired from her royal duties. And by the looks of it, the Queen doesn’t have any plans to abdicate from the throne.

“The Queen feels the Duke has earned a proper retirement. She knows him too well — if he was still at the center of royal life, he'd feel he had to be involved… Being at Wood Farm means that he's not too far away, but far enough to be able to relax,” a royal courtier said.

Her Majesty and Prince Philip have been married for over seven decades. And their setup definitely works for them.