For centuries In Royal family kings, princes, dukes, and consorts have enjoyed the freedom to quietly carry on affairs. 

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have been together a really long time. They have been married for 72 years an amazing milestone for any couple but particularly one who have lived through the trials and tribulations of royal life with the world looking on.

In 1956 royal tour that we see in Netflix web series The Crown. Many of Prince Philip's closest confidents maintain that while the Duke of Edinburgh was an admirer of attractive women, he didn't act on those feelings.

Has Prince Philip ever betrayed the queen?

There's no proof he's ever been unfaithful, but over the past 72 years (the royal couple marked their platinum anniversary on November 20), the Duke of Edinburgh has been labeled a ladies man, and linked to numerous women, perhaps most notably stage actress Pat Kirkwood.

However, there were rumors that the royal had a relationship with Kirkwood, a stage performer in the 1930s and '40s whose legs were once notably called "the eighth wonder of the world" by critic Kenneth Tynan. Philip and Kirkwood reportedly met on on seven occasions, and while she has always denied they had an intimate relationship, as rumors of "the prince and the showgirl" ran rampant, she had to beg Philip and the palace to do the same. He never obliged.