Off with his head!

05.01.1210:58 AM ET

Two Steps Behind

Royal pic of the day

Prince Philip is famously required to walk two steps behind his wife in public.

But is he required to stand two steps behind her, even when this leads to his head and that of his wife's being on different sides of a theatrical curtain?

SALISBURY, ENGLAND - MAY 01:  Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh stand as they listen to the National Anthem outside Salisbury Cathederal on May 1, 2012 in Salisbury, England.  The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are visiting the South West of England as part of their Diamond Jubilee Tour of the country.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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That's what happened when the couple stood as they listened to the National Anthem today in Salisbury. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are visiting the South West of England as part of their Diamond Jubilee Tour of the country.