Queen Elizabeth II started travelling the world on official excursions at the age of 21. Her trips around the globe promote everything from diplomacy and peace-making as well as acting as a way to boost the profile of the UK monarchy. Yet it appears the 92-year-old also favours getaways for family reasons, too. The Duke of Edinburgh’s wife has been revealed to have recommended holidays for her son, Prince Charles, 70, during a particularly rocks patch in his marriage with the late Princess Diana.
Royal author Kitty Kelley let slip how the Queen often prescribed a spot of sunshine during times of relationship trouble.
At this particular time, Princess Diana was pregnant, when spats with the first in line to the throne arose.
Kitty wrote in her new book, The Royals, how: “When the Queen saw the first signs of dissension between the couple, she proposed Charles and Diana take a trip.
“‘In that type of situation, Her Majesty always recommends escape,’ sad one of her friends.
“Her solution is to get away together, sort things out, and everything will be fine.