There has been serious health concerns raised after it has come to light that the Queens husband, The Duke of Edinburgh or alternatively, Prince Philip will not attend Sunday’s remembrance duties. It is the first time that the 97 year old will not attend such duties, raising serious concerns for the Duke’s health with many hoping that he is well and happy. This year’s event takes on added significance as it marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
It has come as a rather big surprise to many as the Duke was seen just last week riding his horse around the estate, he looked well and proper so this stint of him taken unwell has taken many by surprise and is worrying for Her Majesty. A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman has confirmed there is “no expectation” the Duke of Edinburgh will attend the events to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.
The 97-year-old officially retired from royal duties in May 2017 but he did attend last year’s service in Whitehall, as it is thought the Duke personally attends to show his moral support for ex-servicemen and women, as he was also a member of the armed forces. Many on social media are keen to congratulate the Duke for his efforts, with one social media user stating: “It is ok Duke of Edinburgh, you can relax and watch from the television, we can’t expect you to be fit and healthy everyday as a 97 year old man.”.
Just last month The Duke received rigadier Andrew Freeman, Head of the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. He looked well and healthy as shown in the Tweet below:
His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, has received Brigadier Andrew Freeman, Head of the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers [R.A.E.M.E] at Windsor Castle. pic.twitter.com/QNsCowR50I
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) October 11, 2018