Published On: Wed, Feb 12th, 2020

Prince Philip health fears: Duke’s age concerns royals amid Queen’s milestone reign | Royal | News


Prince Philip, 98, spends most of his retirement in Norfolk on the Queen’s Sandringham estate. The Duke of Edinburgh stepped back from royal duties a couple of years ago but royal experts fear he won’t be around for the entirety of Queen Elizabeth’s II’s reign. Her Majesty recently became the fifth-longest reigning Monarch in the world.

Speaking on the ROYALS podcast, royal expert Angela Mollard said: “She has now taken out fifth place so she recently usurped the 19th-century emperor of Austria Franz Joseph.

“He has the stint for being on the throne for 67 years and 356 days and she has now gone past that but she’s still only number five.

“She’s got to get to 72 years and 110 days to eclipse Louis XV of France who reigned from 1643 to 1715 which is a jolly long time.

“She’s got to do another five years.

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“Let’s hope. Fingers crossed. She’s 94 this year, wouldn’t you just love her to get to be 100?

“I would love to be the longest-reigning monarch of all time.

“I think she deserves it. What’s she’s been through, what she still has to manage.”

She continued: “I think there should definitely be celebrations.

It is also feared Prince Philip won’t attend Princess Beatrice’s wedding on May 29, 2020.

He rarely attends royal occasions but in recent years made a special effort for royal weddings.

The last royal event Prince Philip made it to was Lady Gabriella Windsor’s wedding at St George’s Chapel last May.

Princess Beatrice, 31, will tie the knot with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at the Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace on May 29 and many expect her grandfather Prince Philip to be there.



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