Prince Philip hid cracked rib at Harry and Meghan’s wedding and was in ‘agony’ but ‘nothing was going to stop him’

The late Duke of Edinburgh was in extreme 'agony', when at the age of 96 and six weeks after a hip replacement surgery, he walked into St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of his grandson to Meghan Markle


                            Prince Philip hid cracked rib at Harry and Meghan’s wedding and was in ‘agony’ but ‘nothing was going to stop him’
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, during the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel on May 19, 2018, in Windsor, England (Getty Images)

Back in 2018, during the glamorous royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the late Prince Philip had allegedly "soldiered on with a cracked rib" after falling in the bathroom. The Sun had exclusively reported at the time that despite being in pain, and just weeks after his surgery, Prince Philip maintained his cheer and refused to rely on a walking aid throughout the hour-long ceremony in Windsor Castle.

The royal will be laid to rest in the same chapel where his grandson Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding took place. Due to the pandemic, it will be a smaller, exclusive funeral as announced by the Palace, but Philip, who died on April 9, at the age of 99, will always be remembered for his "courage and determination" reported the outlet. 

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The late Duke of Edinburgh was in extreme "agony," when at the age of 96 and six weeks after a hip replacement surgery, he walked into Windsor Castle for the wedding of his grandson, Harry. Allegedly, refusing to use crutches despite his painful rib injury. The Prince is "a determined man and nothing was going to stop him attending," royal insiders had revealed to the outlet. "Nor would he take any kind of walking aid," they had added.

Touting his no-nonsense demeanor at the wedding, Dr Carol Cooper told the outlet that "he took the British stiff upper lip to a 'new level.'" She said: “I take my hat off to him. He is clearly a very resolute gentleman who will not stop doing what he needs to do. Fractured ribs tend to be quite painful. It’s very rare for a fractured rib not to cause pain - even a tiny fracture. Because your ribs move when you breathe, every breath you take can be painful. Painkillers are often not very effective but it is possible to get a local anesthetic injected into the area to deaden the pain temporarily.”

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018, in Windsor, England. (Getty Images)

In preparation for being able to make it to the big day, Prince Philip had allegedly "spent days walking up and down stairs to get himself fit," reports the outlet. His recovery was allegedly so speedy that he was even "warned to slow it down." Family biographer Penny Junor told the outlet that his walk at Harry and Meghan's wedding was “completely heroic”. She said at the time: “Given that he is 96 years old and the operation was just six weeks ago, I think that shows what an extraordinary man he is. That will have meant a huge amount to Prince Harry. He is enormously fond of his grandfather." 

However, in the wake of the bombshell claims made by the Sussexes in the Oprah Winfrey interview, royal expert Charlie Rae recently told talkRADIO: "Harry is one of the favorite grandchildren. Harry is very close to Philip and I think he is absolutely distraught that something like this has been allowed to happen." But Prince Philip finally got his "dying wish," as he passed away in his bed, in the company of his beloved "Lilibet" - the Queen. His health had deteriorated overnight on Thursday, insiders revealed, but the Queen allegedly dismissed any talk of taking him back to the hospital. 

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