Birth­day BLESSINGS

ON JUNE 10, THE PRINCE TURNS THE RIPE OLD AGE OF 97!

New Zealand Woman’s Weekly - - STAR NEWS -

Agal­lant, hand­some and mis­chievous man, Prince Philip can al­ways be guar­an­teed to leave an im­pact wher­ever he goes thanks to his fa­mous and of­ten un-po­lit­i­cally cor­rect wit.

But it’s his role as right-hand man to the Queen (92) that truly shows his ded­i­ca­tion to the monar­chy and his wife. As the Duke of Ed­in­burgh reaches his late nineties, it’s fair to say he’s been knocked back a few times

thanks to ill­ness and old age, but he re­fuses to let it keep him down for long!

Which makes his 97th birth­day all the more re­mark­able. Prince Philip sur­prised royal watch­ers when, only weeks af­ter hip surgery, he at­tended the wed­ding of the Duke and Duchess of Sus­sex. What’s even more in­cred­i­ble was the fact he walked into the church and sat for the cer­e­mony with a cracked rib af­ter a fall only days be­fore!

Here’s hop­ing the pain had eased for the duke so he could cel­e­brate the day style. Happy birth­day!

Pic­tured in

2007 for their di­a­mond wed­ding an­niver­sary, Prince Philip has al­ways been some­one the Queen can turn to for sup­port. Left: Philip earned his pri­vate pi­lot’s li­cence in 1958. Be­low: The Duke of Ed­in­burgh in the ‘50s. Right: At the Royal Wind­sor Horse Show in May 2005.

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