Prince Philip has canceled his appearance at the traditional founding service where he was to attend with Queen Elizabeth on Thursday.
The 96-year-old King had been inducted into the Order of Service, but had to do it (19659002) A palace spokesman says, "The Order of the Service was printed a few weeks ago, hoping the Duke could attend HRH has decided not to attend. "
Philip intended to go to the founding service at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, but made the decision not to attend because he had" problems with his hip "have a royal source.
It is unknown whether the hip problem is the same condition that prevented him from receiving Prince Andrew as the new Colonel of the Granadier Guard on March 22. Prince Philip was expected to officially hand over his role to his son. (Andrew took over the appointment of his father in December 2017. Philip was Colonel of the Grenadier Guard since 1975.)
Prince Philip retired from his official public office after 70 years of service in August 2017, but announced that he could still opt to attend certain public events
infection from a "pre-existing state "for two nights in June 2017. According to the palace, Prince Philip had the Queen's full support in his decision to retire.
During an event in May 2017 at St. James's Palace, a guest told Philip, "I am sorry to hear that you are going under."
Philip replied genuinely, "Well, I can not stand up much longer."
During the service on Thursday, the Queen, 92, in a good mood when she distributed the traditional Gründonner money. Each recipient of Gründonner money was given two small leather wallets, one red and one white. The first contained a small amount of ordinary coins symbolizing the monarch's gift for food and clothing.
The second purse contained green coins to the value of the queen's age – 92. The recipients were in recognition of their services for the community selected.
The service took place at St. George's Chapel, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the two knots on May 19.