You might think of Meghan Markle, or maybe cheeky Princess Charlotte.
But apparently the most popular member of the entire royal family among palace staff is actually… Prince Philip.
According to Matt Smith from The Crown, who plays Prince Philip, his research found him to be the most loved of everyone.
“All the research I did found him to be brilliantly funny, very clever, very popular,” Smith said of the 97-year-old in an interview with Variety.
“In the Royal house he’s the most popular of all of them. If you’ve talked to any of the staff, Philip’s the one they all love really,” he added.
The 35-year-old actor added that Prince Philip is incredibly cheeky.
“There’s a sort of rebellion in him and a naughtiness and a cheekiness,” he said.
“I think he’s quite affable and open by all accounts with the staff. They all love him.”
While Prince Philip retired from royal duties when he was 95, his love story with Queen Elizabeth II is eternal.
For those who didn’t watch The Crown on Netflix, the courtship of the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II wasn’t a short one.
In fact, the couple first met at a wedding in 1934 when the then Princess was just eight years old and Philip – who was her distant third cousin born into the Greek and Danish royal families – was 14.