Prince Philip may have retired from royal duties, but he continues to stay busy with one of his favourite activities: carriage driving!
The 97-year-old royal took the reins on Monday during a ride through Windsor Great Park, where he was accompanied by two aides as they were pulled through the fall foliage by four black horses.
The Duke of Edinburgh, Philip, celebrated 71 years of marriage to Queen Elizabeth last week. He bundled up in a beige jacket and matching cap, keeping his legs warm with a blanket and hands covered by gloves.
We have hardly seen Prince Philip these days.
Although, his carriage rides through Windsor Great Park have remained a regular activity. Earlier this month, he took a different ride out for a spin. Instead of a solo carriage, the retired royal opted for one with two rows of benches for his aides.
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Prince Philip announced he was retiring from public life in May 2017. He carries out his final engagement in August of 2017. It was worth a watch.
A short statement issued by Buckingham Palace read:-
“His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has decided that he will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of 2017. In taking this decision, Prince Philip has the full support of The Queen”.
Although, he has handed off all his royal duties, Prince Philip has joined his wife on some special occasions. Those include the weddings of his grandchildren, Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie, this year.
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In June, the royal returned to the spotlight to attend the Royal Windsor Cup polo match. The Duke of Edinburgh has missed a few royal events over the summer.
Some of them includes Trooping the Colour, the official celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s birthday and Royal Ascot. However, polo is his passion. He clearly wanted to support the 92-year-old reigning monarch as she handed out prizes.