Prince Philip missed the Queen's birthday (93) on the balcony. Now the prince consort is celebrating his birthday and the palace is silent.
London – Prince Philip – Duke of Edinburgh – will turn 98 on June 10. The queen's husband had disappeared from the traditional military parade "Trooping the Color" on the balcony. Queen Elizabeth had to join her without her husband that day. Prince Philip retired to the royal retreat. At the age of 96, Prince Consort retired. Since then, Prince Philip reserves the right to occasionally accompany the Queen on official dates. This was not the case on Saturday. Duchess Meghan has made her first appearance since the birth of Baby Archie.
Prince Philip – This is how the Prince Consort celebrates his birthday
"His Royal Highness spends his birthday in private," said Buckingham Palace on request. But where and how? The personal belongings of family members remain silent at court.
No British monarch was married as long as the queen with his Duke of Edinburgh. As early as the age of 13, Elizabeth fell in love with the dashing younger Philip, born Prince of Greece and Denmark on the island of Corfu. His childhood and youth were unhappy. The family had to escape to France, the father hardly cared for him, his mother was mentally ill and Philip passed with parents.
Philip has German roots. He is a descendant of the house Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and also attended the Salem elite school on Lake Constance. In 1947, wedding bells rang in Westminster Abbey in London. From his career in the navy, he had to say goodbye. His new job: Prince Consort. Not easy for someone who has confidence in him and who is adventurous.
Prince Philip is retired
But he took the new tasks seriously and proved to be a particularly diligent king. Since the accession of the Queen to the throne in 1952, Philip has made more than 22,000 official appointments. Two years ago, it was largely over: he announced his withdrawal. "Retirees" Philip has since been rarely seen in public, as at the wedding of his grandson, Prince Harry, with the former actress Meghan. On official dates, it appears only when he feels like it. This does not seem to be often the case. What happens when Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies? This question answered Good king News*.
The 93-year-old queen, meanwhile, does not even seem to stop thinking: bravely, she fulfills her obligations, listens, smiles and some even think that she looks younger than she is. she did not do it before.
In terms of hard work, the two men seem to be competing: a few months ago, the elderly were spotted during sports activities: he drove a car, she was on horseback and was wearing a headscarf. place of a protective helmet. Heart problems, bladder infections, new hip joints – the traces of age are clearly visible in Philip. For a man almost 100 years old, the Prince Consort is always in shape.
Philip has always been athletic. Polo, sailing and carriage races are his passions. Stealing was one of the hobbies he abandoned for reasons of age.
Prince Philip gives his driving license at the age of 97
At the age of 97, the British Prince Philip really created problems. Queen Elizabeth II's husband boarded another car, got out of his Land Rover without being hurt, but apologized only after massive public criticism at the 39 against two wounded women in the other vehicle. Shortly after, he rolled again – this time without a seatbelt. After a heated debate on seniors driving, he finally gave his driving license.
Prince Philip does not mince his words
A typical brand of Philips: he does not mince his words and causes a sensation with his words. For many, he is the "king of the misstep". Others, on the contrary, think that with such remarks, he just wants to lighten the atmosphere.
"Are you still scolding you with spears?", He asked natives during a trip to Australia.
In 1997, he even welcomed the then Federal Chancellor, Helmut Kohl, with the following words: "Welcome, Mr. Reichskanzler".
Royaler Retirement: Prince Philip at his last official appearance
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