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Prince Philip health update: Where is Prince Philip? Why is he not at Trooping the Colour?

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Prince Philip has been Queen Elizabeth II’s “strength and stay” since the pair married in 1947. Her loyal companion has been by her side through thick and thin, making the Queen laugh and smile through the toughest of times. Today, as the Queen marks her official birthday with the Trooping the Colour celebration, where is the Duke of Edinburgh?

When did we last see Prince Philip?

Prince Philip appeared in a new photo beside the Queen to mark his 99th birthday on June 10.

The photo was taken in the quadrangle at Windsor Castle where the Queen and Philip have been isolating since March.

While the Duke of Edinburgh has spent an increasing amount of time in Norfolk at Wood Farm since his retirement from royal life in 2017, he was helicoptered down to Windsor to be with the Queen ahead of lockdown and is expected to remain there for the foreseeable future.

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A Buckingham Palace statement about today’s Trooping the Colour parade read:  “The Queen will view a military ceremony in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle to mark Her Majesty’s official birthday on Saturday 13th June, 2020.

“The ceremony will be executed by soldiers from the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, who are currently on Guard at Windsor Castle, and feature music performed by a Band of the Household Division.

“Upon Her Majesty’s arrival in the Quadrangle, the Queen will be greeted by a royal salute.

“A series of military drills will then be carried out as the band plays, and the ceremony will conclude with a second salute before The Queen’s departure.”

How is Prince Philip?

Royal fans were delighted to a see a new photo of the Duke on his 99th birthday.

While he hasn’t been seen in public for months, one royal commentator claimed he looks well.

Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk: “If you saw the photo, he looked well, and this is the way he plays it.

“He retired in 2017, and since then has occasionally attended royal events, but has never been announced beforehand.

“I’m sure he will if he can, and I’m sure he’d love to.”



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