Prince Philip turns 98 but reveals he doesn't want to turn 100 while making a painful admission about aging
For a lot of people, reaching their centenary is a huge accomplishment, but for the royal patriarch, that might not hold so true
Prince Philip, who celebrated his 98th birthday on June 10, is just two years shy of completing 100 years of living on the planet. For a lot of people, this milestone is a huge accomplishment, especially if they are still fortunate enough to enjoy a decent quality of life at such an advanced age.
However, for Philip, that might not hold so true. In an interview with Giles Brandreth for The Daily Telegraph, following the Queen Mother's centenary back in 2000, the Duke of Edinburgh had made some revealing comments about aging. Basically, he explained how he had "no desire whatsoever" to reach his 100th year.
He then joked, "I can't imagine anything worse. Bits of me are falling off already." Considering how old he is, Philip definitely cuts quite an impressive figure. It has only been two years since he announced his retirement, especially after being one of the most active members of the royal family.
It was only earlier this year that the Duke found himself in the middle of a huge controversy and a life scare, when he got involved in a car crash near the Sandringham estate. However, according to an eye witness, the 98-year-old Duke was more concerned with the fate of others involved in the accident than himself.
As reported previously, Philip got trapped in his Land Rover that overturned after colliding with a Kia which was carrying two women and a baby. While the royal was not hurt in the incident, the two women had to be treated in hospital before being discharged. The baby miraculously escaped unharmed.
While Philip was stuck in the vehicle, he reportedly told rescuers, "My legs! Where should I put my legs?" Fortunately for him, he did not suffer from any serious injuries and was soon at the Queen's side at their Sandringham estate.
Ever since the jolting accident, it is understood that Philip voluntarily surrendered his driving license and now divides his retirement between Wood Farm on the Sandringham Estate and Windsor Castle. But it seems like his wife Queen Elizabeth is still being the daredevil she is.
Just a day after her husband, Prince Phillip's crash, Queen Elizabeth II was seen driving around in her Range Rover without wearing a seat belt. Driving on a public road in Sandringham, the Queen was spotted just a little over a mile from where her husband's crash took place.