Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip hold a vast amount of power and influence, granted by their titles and stature in life. Her Majesty the Queen definitely has to show a united front whenever faced in public, and the Duke of Edinburgh ought to be by her side to show his support. Throughout the years, however, it was not entirely clear how their dynamic worked out and if Prince Philip truly supported the Queen with her many challenges.

The Queen and her husband have been married for almost 72 years. With Prince Philip’s resignation recently, it is shocking news to find out that the two hardly see each other anymore. This “distance” from each other comes to question whether Prince Philip really cared and supported his wife throughout their marriage.

As a quick answer — yes, Prince Philip cared about his wife and has been her pillar and number one fan through their marriage. In her golden wedding speech, the Queen attributes Philip to have been her “strength” and to have stayed “all these years.” This was not only a story to be fabricated for the public as Prince William himself admitted that his grandmother often speaks highly of the support her husband gives.

Understandably, they are a married couple like no other. They would have their disagreements and fights and face troubles and hardships through their married life. It had become difficult for the young Prince Philip to acclimate to his role, particularly as a subject to the Queen, his wife.

But they know how to balance their relationship, with the Queen being the boss in public and the Prince the boss in the household. “He defers quite rightly because she is the Queen, she is the ultimate, she is the boss, and he is just her husband,” noted Tim Heald in the 2008 documentary “The Duke: Portrait Of Prince Philip.”

Prince William lauds Prince Philip’s efforts for the Queen, saying that his grandfather “totally put his personal career aside to support her, and he never takes the limelight, never oversteps the mark.” He even appreciatively adds that he was “always on her side, and he’s an unwavering companion.”

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (R), and Queen Elizabeth II depart a Service of Commemoration for troops who were stationed in Afghanistan on March 13, 2015, in London, England. Chris Jackson/Getty Images