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The age difference between these royal couples will surprise you

The age difference between these royal couples will surprise you

When it comes to romantic relationships, age difference is the one thing that – even nowadays – continues to draw attention. In New Zealand, the average age gap in heterosexual marriages is 2.1 years.

The British royal family shows a varied picture – some of the age differences are bigger than this average, while others are shorter.

Here are the age differences of some of the famous royal couples.

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth I

The King was five years older than the Queen Mother, who went on to live to the age of 101.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

The couple has five years apart between them, with the Queen being five years younger than Prince Philip. Queen Elizabeth II, 93, has become the longest-reigning British monarch after more than 67 years on the throne.

Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones

The princess was six years younger than her husband. The two were married for 18 years before separating in 1978. The Lord of Snowdon went on to marry Lucy Lindsay-Hogg in the same year.

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson

The couple were of the same age, having only four months apart between them. The couple divorced in 1996.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana

The Princess of Wales was 12 years younger than her husband. After six years of marriage, the couple’s “amicable separation” was announced in 1992. Their divorce was finalised in 1996.

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla

The Duchess of Cornwall is a year older than Prince Charles. They tied the knot in 2005.

Prince William and Duchess Kate

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were both born in 1982. They got married in April 2011 and have three children.

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan

The Duke of Sussex is three years younger than his wife. After meeting through a blind date in July 2016, the couple got married in May last year.

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank

The daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson is four years younger than Brooksbank, who works as a wine merchant.