Prince Philip wasn’t the one man in Queen Elizabeth’s life.
We’re, after all, referring to Henry Herbert, who was given the nickname Porchey having grown up with the courtesy title Lord Porchester, as he was the inheritor to the Earl of Carnarvon title. (Enjoyable reality: Porchey lived at Highclere Fortress, which is now recognized for being the primary property in Downton Abbey.)
In The Crown, the queen and Porchey have a long-lasting friendship due to their shared love of horses and the countryside. Whereas Philip’s jealousy of Porchey is unfounded in The Crown, as Elizabeth solely ever had eyes for her husband, the present accurately depicted how shut the queen and earl have been.
“It was a really equal friendship ranging over many pursuits,” Porchey’s son George Herbert instructed The Telegraph. “They have been from the identical technology. That they had been by means of the battle. They shared an incredible love of the countryside and wildlife in addition to horses. Whether or not they have been strolling at Sandringham, Highclere or in Scotland, it was all the time an incredible obsession.”