PRINCE PHILIP has spoken honestly about his increasing age following his 98th birthday yesterday.
The Duke of Edinburgh celebrated his birthday on Monday and is two years into his retirement from royal duties. As revealed by Gyles Brandreth in an article for The Daily Telegraph, Philip once spoke candidly on his age following the Queen Mother’s centenary in 2000. Interviewed by Mr Brandreth, the Duke revealed that he could not think of anything worse than reaching his 100th year.
Speaking at the centenary event, Philip spoke that he had “no desire whatsoever” to live to 100.
Jokingly he added: “I can’t imagine anything worse.
“Bits of me are falling off already.”
Although two years into his retirement, Philip has been one of the most active members of the Royal Family over the last few years.
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Royal news: Prince Philip spoke following the Queen Mother’s centenary (Image: GETTY)
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Earlier in the year, however, Philip caused controversy after he was involved in a car crash while driving near the Queen’s Sandringham estate.
Driving his Land Rover, the Duke collided with a car carrying two passengers and a child.
Fortunately, none of the passengers received serious injuries although, Emma Fairweather, 46, broke her wrist in the crash.
Following the crash, the Duke voluntarily surrendered his driving licence and has since divided his time between Wood Farm on the Sandringham Estate and Windsor Castle.
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There have been reports that the Queen and Philip have settled in a new way of life and spend more time apart since the Duke retired from public life.
Speaking on the matter, a royal source told the Daily Mail: “The Queen feels the Duke has earned a proper retirement.
“She knows him too well, if he was still at the centre of royal life he’d feel he had to be involved.
“Being at Wood Farm means that he’s not too far away, but far enough to be able to relax.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK