Prince Philip Health: Duke’s Decision To Stay Away From Limelight Hints He’s Not In Good Health, Royal Fan Claims

The Queens husband Prince Philip is years old Image GETTY
Prince Philip Health: Duke’s Decision To Stay Away From Limelight Hints He’s Not In Good Health, Royal Fan Claims Image GETTY

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has been living a life away from the public eye in recent years. His absence has given rise to speculations on his health status.

A fan discussion on Quora elicited a debate on Prince Philip, allegedly, “vanishing” from public life. It had a royal observer wondering if Queen Elizabeth’s husband is still in good health.

However, the palace announced in 2017 that Prince Philip was retiring from his royal duties. This meant that he would no longer be joining Queen Elizabeth’s visits to the organizations and charities supported by the royal family.

Another royal fan joined in the discussion and said that since he is pushing 100-years-old, Prince Philip deserved to slow down. This doesn’t necessarily mean that he is in bad shape, but Buckingham Palace will likely announce if the Duke of Edinburgh is in the hospital. No such announcements have been made since he retired.

One commenter also said that Prince Philip has been recently giving riding lessons to his granddaughter, Lady Louise. He has been photographed spending his time with his horses or tending to his garden. It can be assumed, therefore, that Prince Philip is doing well despite not being seen in public often. 

Meanwhile, an amusing anecdote about Prince Philip came to light on Daily Express. It stated that Queen Elizabeth’s husband of seven decades was once mistaken for the gardener because he would often be dressed down during his private times in Buckingham Palace. 

Former cook Darren McGrady shared that Prince Philip wore “tatty old clothes” and a jumper while gardening. At one point, he only realized it was the Duke of Edinburgh when he took a closer look. 

Aside from riding horses and gardening, Prince Philip loves to paint. He would also spend time in the kitchen to swap dinners with the staff. 

Prince Philip, whose family hails from Greece and who spent his childhood in Germany and France, was in the Royal Navy when he met Queen Elizabeth. He resigned from his post after his wife was crowned and has since been joining her in fulfilling her duties as the monarch.

The Duke of Edinburgh would join Queen Elizabeth in her trips to the nations under the British Empire, but he also had his solo duties. During his active service as a royal, Prince Philip reportedly wrapped up 22,219 engagements on his own. Now that he has retired, Prince Philip may still choose to join the Queen on certain events. 


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