Prince Philip marks 98th birthday in private

Esequiel Farfan
Junio 13, 2019

The father-of-four appeared to be on great form, chatting to his grandson Prince Harry who had just become a dad for the first time.

The couple took to their official Instagram to write a shoutout in honour of Duke of Edinburgh's 98th birthday.

Prince Philip was born in the year 1921, in Greece. In this picture His Royal Highness was photographed in 1953, 66 years ago. The second, a throwback from 1950 when Philip was in his mid-30s dancing with his wife, Queen Elizabeth, then only Princess Elizabeth.

Sharing a series of adorable pictures with her grandfather, Princess Eugenie wrote, "Happy Birthday to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh".

"Wishing His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh a very Happy 98th Birthday!"

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Philip did not join the rest of the royal family at Saturday's annual Trooping of the Colour parade to mark the queen's official 93rd birthday. The royal consort has battled multiple illnesses in recent years and officially retired from his duties in May 2017.

The celebration marked Meghan's first public appearance since giving birth to baby Archie in May. The pair kept in touch by letter and their engagement was announced in July 1947, with the wedding taking place in the November.

Philip is said to divide his time between the Queen's Sandringham estate and Windsor and still enjoys his favourite hobby - carriage driving. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared individual shots of themselves laughing with Philip, a pic Philip and the Queen and a photo from the 2016 Trooping of the Colour event.

They also have eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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