Over time, the well-known blonde hair thinned out and the lengthy, thin-boned face took on just a few wrinkles. He gave up the polo shirt however remained lean and vigorous.
At a buddy’s suggestion to relax a bit, the prince reportedly replied, “Nicely, what would I do? Sit down and knit?
However when he turned 90 in 2011, Philip instructed the BBC he was “lowering” his workload and felt he had “finished my half”.
The next years noticed occasional hospital stays as Philip’s well being deteriorated.
He introduced in Could 2017 that he was planning to step down from royal duties and he has stopped scheduling new engagements – after round 22,000 royal engagements since his spouse’s coronation. In 2019, he gave up his driver’s license after a severe automobile accident.
Philip is survived by the Queen and their 4 youngsters – Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward – in addition to eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The grandchildren are the sons of Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry; The kids of Anne, Peter and Zara Phillips; Andrew’s daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie; and Edward’s youngsters, Girl Louise and Viscount Severn.
The good-grandchildren are the kids of William and Kate, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis; Harry and Meghan’s son Archie; Savannah and Isla, daughters of Peter Phillips and his spouse, Autumn; Mia, Lena and Lucas, youngsters of Zara Phillips and her husband, Mike Tindall; and Eugenie’s son, August, along with her husband, Jack Brooksbank.