Prince Philip

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Prince Philip Off the Hook for Car Crash

At least as far as the country's prosecuting agency goes

(Newser) - The bad news for Prince Philip after his car crash last month: He agreed to give up his driver's license . The good news for him: He won't be facing legal action from the government. Per the BBC , the Crown Prosecution Service has decided it wouldn't be in... More »

Prince Philip 'Voluntarily' Gives Up His Driver's License

Seems that accident has finally sunk in

(Newser) - Prince Philip will no longer be behind the wheel—at least not legally, the BBC reports. The 97-year-old duke, who was recently involved in a car crash , has "taken the decision to voluntarily" give up his driver's license, says Buckingham Palace. "The duke is reported to have... More »

Prince Philip 'Very Contrite' About Car Accident

Royal writes to woman in other car to tell her 'how very sorry I am for my part'

(Newser) - Prince Philip is trying again to win the heart and mind of a woman he was in a car accident with, after initially letting police pass along to Emma Fairweather that "the queen and the Duke of Edinburgh would like to be remembered to you. " This time the... More »

Woman in Crash With Prince No Fan of Message She Got

Emma Fairweather said it 'didn't even make sense'

(Newser) - Another ding on Prince Philip's driving record. Two days after the 97-year-old's Land Rover Freelander collided with a Kia and ended up on its side , British tabloids published photos showing the Duke of Edinburgh behind the wheel of a new Land Rover on Saturday—without his seat belt... More »

After Crash, 97-Year-Old Prince Has New SUV Delivered

Philip goes to hospital for precautionary check-up

(Newser) - It may have surprised people to learn that Prince Philip himself was behind the wheel when his vehicle crashed into another in England, given that a) he's a prince and b) he's 97. But Philip appears ready to get behind the wheel as quickly as possible. Both TMZ... More »

Prince Philip 'Shocked, Shaken' After Car Crash

97-year-old uninjured after collision

(Newser) - A lucky escape for Prince Philip: Authorities in Britain say Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband was uninjured but "very, very shocked and shaken" after a car crash near the Queen's Sandringham estate, the BBC reports. Witnesses say the prince, who still drives his Land Rover regularly, was... More »

Prince Philip 'Comfortable, in Good Spirits'

Husband of Queen Elizabeth II is recovering after hip surgery

(Newser) - The 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II is recovering after undergoing a successful hip replacement operation Wednesday, Buckingham Palace said. The palace said Prince Philip is "progressing satisfactorily at this early stage" and is likely to spend several days at King Edward VII Hospital in London, the AP reports.... More »

In Surprise, Palace Says Philip to Have Planned Surgery

Hip surgery will take place Wednesday

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II's 96-year-old husband, Prince Philip, has been admitted to a London hospital for a previously scheduled hip surgery, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday. The palace said the prince entered the King Edward VII Hospital in the afternoon and would have the surgery Wednesday. It said the hospital admission... More »

At Royals' Easter, a Few Notable Absences

Prince Philip bows out, and Harry and Meghan Markle have their own plans

(Newser) - Britain's house of Windsor celebrated Easter on Sunday with the rest of Christendom, with a couple of notable exceptions, reports People . While one might think that would include Kate Middleton, her only concession to being in her eighth month of pregnancy was to take a car to services while... More »

After 65 Years, Prince Philip Can Put His Feet Up

Queen's husband, at 96, is bowing out of public functions

(Newser) - For more than 65 years, he has been the unwavering presence alongside Britain's longest-serving monarch, the consummate consort and royal representative. On Wednesday Prince Philip, 96, made his 22,219th—and final—solo public engagement, braving heavy rain to meet Royal Marines who have completed a 1,664-mile trek... More »

Prince Philip Admitted to Hospital

It's not an emergency, aides say

(Newser) - Prince Philip was taken to a hospital Tuesday night as a "precautionary measure," says Buckingham Palace. The 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II was taken by car to London's King Edward VII hospital to be treated for an infection stemming from a preexisting condition, reports USA Today... More »

Say So Long to the Prince of Gaffes

How the media is reacting to news of Prince Philip's upcoming retirement

(Newser) - Prince Philip was making jokes at a public appearance after his upcoming retirement was announced Thursday. During an event at St. James's Palace, when a guest told the Duke of Edinburgh he was sorry to hear he would be standing down, the 95-year-old replied, "I can't stand... More »

Palace: Prince Philip Is Retiring

95-year-old is done with royal engagements

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Philip, will stop carrying out public engagements this fall, Buckingham Palace announced Thursday. The palace said in a statement that Philip, who's 95, has the full support of the queen in his decision. He will continue heading numerous charitable organizations but will not... More »

Royal Staff Summoned to 'Emergency Meeting'

It's not believed to be about Queen's health

(Newser) - The rumor mill had to add an extra shift early Thursday as news surfaced that Queen Elizabeth II had summoned her staff from across the UK to what news.com.au calls a "highly unusual emergency meeting" at Buckingham Palace. No details have been released on the reason why... More »

Ill Queen Skips Christmas for 1st Time in Nearly 30 Years

Suffering a cold, 90-year-old monarch misses church

(Newser) - A heavy cold is keeping Queen Elizabeth II from attending the traditional Christmas morning church service near her Sandringham estate in rural Norfolk, England. It is extremely rare for Elizabeth to miss the service, which is a cornerstone of the royal family's Christmas celebrations and brings the monarch into... More »

Annie Leibovitz Snaps 68 Years of Royal Wedded Bliss

Pic taken by celebrity photographer of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip released

(Newser) - Friday is Prince Philip's 95th birthday—a fitting day to see the release of the final Annie Leibovitz photo of his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, with him smiling sweetly by her side. The fourth photo of the queen in the Leibovitz four-photo series, commissioned to celebrate Elizabeth's 90th... More »

Yes, This Is Apparently the Best Dressed Royal Male

Prince Philip comes out highest on GQ's list

(Newser) - British GQ has named Britain's 50 best dressed men, and the royal who ranks highest on the list this year is Prince Philip. (A choice that prompted Vanity Fair to declare, "The Man Named Best Dressed in the Royal Family Is Probably Not Who You’d Expect.... More »

Prince Philip Busted Dropping F-Bomb on Camera

Tells photog to 'just take the f---ing picture' already

(Newser) - He might be worshipped on a certain island , but Britain's 94-year-old Prince Philip hasn't allowed age to mellow his fondness for blunt speaking and salty language. The husband of Queen Elizabeth II has been caught apparently using the F-word during a photo shoot. PhIlip can be heard on... More »

Hundreds of Islanders Worship ... Prince Philip

He's believed, by some on Tanna, to be the son of ancestral God

(Newser) - Standing under his sacred banyan tree, Albi Nagia sings as he cracks open a coconut with a few deft strikes from his bush machete. He chews the meat inside and spits it out in a shower, to the delight of the gathering chickens. He is praying ... to Prince Philip. Yes,... More »

Queen's Chef Sacked After Palace Head-Butt

One of Prince Philip's preferred cooks allegedly fought with colleague

(Newser) - Bad news for Prince Philip: one of his favorite cooks has been fired. The sacking of Adam Steele, 28, came after his arrest for allegedly head-butting a Buckingham Palace colleague during a gathering in the staff's living area, the Daily Mail reports. "No one knows what exactly was... More »

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