Nicole Cord-Cruz
Updated Aug 28, 2018 @ 12:11 pm

We all play favorites. It’s human nature. And apparently the royal staff is no different: They have a favorite royal, too, and it’s not who you might expect. No, it’s not Meghan or Harry. Not even George, Charlotte, or little Louis.

It’s none other than Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip. According to Matt Smith, who portrayed Philip on Seasons 1 and 2 of Netflix’s The Crown, the Duke of Edinburgh has always been a favorite among palace employees.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - JULY 4: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attends the annual garden party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on July 4, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Jane Barlow - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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Prince Philip is widely known for his blunt remarks, but apparently, he’s much friendlier behind closed doors.

Hopefully, we can see more of Philip’s cheekiness when Tobias Menzies plays his fictional counterpart on Season 3 of The Crown, coming to Netflix in 2019.