Home is where the heart is, indeed.
Prince Philip was only 26 years old when he married Queen Elizabeth II on November 20, 1947. In their nearly 74-year-long marriage, he was his wife and sovereign’s biggest supporter and lived a life of public service.
Prince Philip, who died Friday morning at the age of 99, and the queen were one another’s anchors and lifted each other up when the burden of their responsibilities became too much to bear.
In her 2012 Diamond Jubilee address, Queen Elizabeth revealed that her husband was the reason she was able to continue her work of public service over the last eight decades.
“He has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know,” she said.
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was the longest-serving royal consort in British history.
His last wish during his final days was to die peacefully in his home at Windsor Castle.
“We knew that when he was taken home it was to die on his own terms, not in a hospital bed, but in his own bed,” a royal source told The Post, adding, “Philip didn’t want any fuss. He wanted to do things his way until the end.”
Scroll through to see inside the many homes Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth have enjoyed together.
The Headquarters | Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace was first a sizable townhouse built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703. King George III then acquired the home in 1761 as a private residence for his wife Queen Charlotte.
In the 19th century, architects John Nash and Edward Blore expanded the structure by building three wings around the central courtyard.
In 1837, it was recognized as Buckingham Palace — the official London residence of the British monarchy.
The residence holds a total of 775 rooms, including 19 staterooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.
Visitors can tour a number of the staterooms inside the palace during specific times of the year.
The Holiday Home | Sandringham Estate/ Wood Farm
This home is usually reserved for entertaining during the holidays and is where the queen and Prince Philip spent about two months a year during the winter.
On the estate is a cottage known as Wood Farm. Prince Philip lived at Wood Farm after his retirement from public service in 2017, and it’s where he has spent most of his time during the final years of his life.
Made from red brick, the estate sits on 20,000 acres. The house features a saloon, a drawing room, a dining room and a ballroom. Other amenities include a gun room, a bowling alley, a library and a billiard room.
The Country Home | Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle is a royal residence in the English county of Berkshire, with almost 1,000 years of architectural history.
During World War II, the queen first moved there with her sister, Princess Margaret, for safety reasons.
As with Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle is considered Queen Elizabeth’s home for as long as she is the ruling monarch. Today, she frequents the castle during most weekends, due to its close proximity to her London home at Buckingham Palace.
The property spans a massive 13 acres and boasts 1,000 rooms, making it the largest occupied castle in the world.
The Summer Home | Balmoral Castle
The Balmoral Castle is believed to be the Queen’s favorite home — and is her private residence which doesn’t belong to the government. Usually reserved for the end of summer, it is where Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip would spend most of their time during the August and September months.
It is considered the largest estate in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Spanning a whopping 50,000 acres, the working estate features grouse moors, forests and farmland, as well as managed herds of deer, Highland cattle and ponies.
With approximately 150 buildings on the estate, the royal family employs about 50 full-time workers, with 50 to 100 who are part-time, to maintain the estate.
The Scottish Residence | Palace of Holyroodhouse
Also known as the Edinburgh palace, the home was originally founded as a monastery in 1128.
It was the queen and Prince Philip’s official residence in Scotland when she typically stays there during the first week of summer for an event known as “Holyrood Week.” It is a royal event to celebrate Scottish culture.
The Irish Residence | Hillsborough Castle
It is the only royal residence in Ireland and where Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip stay when they are in the Emerald Isle. Spanning 100 acres, the Georgian country house has several gardens open for tourism.
Restored staterooms include the Throne Room where, in 1953, the Queen received guests at a ball to celebrate her coronation. It also includes the State Drawing Room, Lady Grey’s Study, State Dining Room, Red Room and Stair Hall.
Built in the 1770s, it is also the official residence of Northern Ireland’s Secretary of State.