At almost 95, the royal great-grandfather bundled up for a carriage ride around Windsor Castle on Saturday. But the prince wasn’t enjoying the brisk ride from the backseat – he perched himself in the driver’s seat!
Philip, who turns 95 on June 10 (the same weekend the country officially marks the 90th birthday of his wife Queen Elizabeth, took up the sport of carriage driving soon after he gave up polo in the early 70s, and while he doesn’t compete anymore, he still likes to ride.
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PEOPLE understands he is also still active around the 20,000-acre Sandringham estate, where he enjoys riding out to inspect the vast gardens, watch the apple and cider production and check in on the stables.
He is also still carrying out royal duties – last year he took part in 250 events – at home and abroad. Next week, he joins the Queen, 89, at an event at London Zoo, when they will see the “Land of the Lions” project, which has formed a new breeding center for a group of endangered Asiatic lions.
The prince's desire to stay active has been passed along to his sports-loving grandson, Prince William, who recently enjoyed a ski trip (and a snowball fight!) with wife Kate, 34, and children Prince George, 2, and Princess Charlotte, 10 months.