Philip is 97 years-old at presnt. It’s a kind of age where people, mostly get so old that they aren’t even able to walk. However, it’s not the case with him.
Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth has written his name into the British history books. How, you say? Well, by breaking a near 40-year record.
The 97-year-old retired royal from his public duty a couple of years back is now 35,742 days of age. That milestone sees him become the third oldest member of the British Royal Family since Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone. She lived for 35,741 days when she died in 1981.
He is the oldest ever male member of the royal family.
The Duke of Edinburgh still has some way to go if he is to become the oldest ever in the British history. The oldest is Princess Alice, who lived until she was 102 years old. The Queen Mother was 101 years-old when she died in the year 2002.
Also read: All The Records Queen Elizabeth Has Broken During Her 66 Years In Reign.
In her new book: ‘Queen Elizabeth II, Her Life in Our Times’, author Sarah Bradford said: “He was becoming a national treasure. It was almost in the tradition of the legendary television figure, Alf Garnett. His marriage to Her Majesty had been an outstanding success”.
Prince Philip began his royal duties in the year 1952. It was after his young wife, Princess Elizabeth stepped-in to became the Queen of the Commonwealth. Since then, she has gone on to reign for more than 67-years.
Six years ago he became the oldest male member of the royal family.
The Duke of Edinburgh, Philip’s landmark achievement comes days after his crash ‘victim’ was charged with allegedly hiding information about two previous road offences. Emma Fairweather has allegedly been charged with two counts of failing to name a driver when asked.
Ms Fairweather broke her wrist in the crash near Sandringham estate in the moth of January. She also demanded that Prince Philip should be prosecuted for hitting her car and for driving at such an old age.