Prince Philip is sitting out Trooping the Color as soon as once more.
Queen Elizabeth is normally joined by her husband within the carriage in the course of the Trooping the Color parade — however on Saturday, she noticeably rode solo.
Although Philip, who turns 98 on Monday, has additionally ridden on horseback in his youthful days, he was absent fully on the parade throughout this yr’s official celebration of the Queen’s birthday. He additionally missed the occasion in 2018.
Philip’s final Trooping look was in 2017, simply months earlier than he formally retired from public life following 64 years of royal service.
“The Duke of Edinburgh will no longer undertake his own program of public engagements,” an announcement from Buckingham Palace learn. “The Captain General’s Parade will bring His Royal Highness’s individual program to a conclusion, although he may choose to attend certain events, alongside The Queen, from time to time.”
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The early months of Prince Philip’s retired life have been plagued with well being points – he pulled out of attending Prince Andrew’s appointment as the brand new Colonel of the Granadier Guards and abruptly cancelled his look on the conventional Maundy church service that he was scheduled to attend with Elizabeth in March 2018. Philip additionally skipped Easter Sunday providers final yr forward of the announcement that he underwent hip substitute surgical procedure.
Nonetheless, Prince Philip has been seen in public a number of instances up to now yr, typically driving his automotive (regardless of a scary automotive accident in January that resulted in him voluntarily giving up his license) or carriage rides.
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Most lately, he joined the Queen on the May 18 wedding ceremony of Girl Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston.