Back in rude health! Prince Felipe, 97, "looks like a violin" while driving to the Balmoral de la Reina farm after recovering from a period of illness
- Prince Philip, 97, underwent a hip replacement in April
- But he looked as "fit as a violin" as he handled the Scottish property
- I was driving back from an excursion to Lock Muick on Wednesday
Rebecca English Royal Correspondent
He underwent a hip replacement in April and has had to tolerate many unpleasant speculations about the state of his health.
Naturally, however, Prince Felipe, took everything calmly and seemed to be as "fit as a violin" as he drove over the Scottish estate of the Queen this week.
The 97-year-old real, who usually answers questions about his well-being, with a bark: "Do I look damn sick?", He was driving back from Lock Monick, in the hills above Balmoral, on Wednesday when he was seen jumping from his car to open a deer door.
Prince Philip, who usually answers questions about his well-being, with a bark: "Do I look damn bad?", He was headed back to Lock Muick, in the hills of Balmoral, on Wednesday.
The 97-year-old family was seen jumping out of their car to open a deer door
According to one observer, the real quickly dismounted from his noble Land Rover Discovery with the ease of a man half his age.
A startled cyclist riding along an adjoining dirt road stopped to chat a few seconds before Philip got back into his car, drove it, dismounted once more to close the wooden gate, and then continued on his way.
"He seemed to feel no pain or discomfort at all, far from it, put on a violin, really," they said.
Philip, who retired from public duties last year and spends much of his time at Sandringham, has joined the queen in Scotland during the summer.
He always insists on driving around the property without any kind of entourage, despite his years of advancement and the recent periods of hospitalization.
According to one observer, the real quickly dismounted from his noble Land Rover Discovery with the ease of a man half his age
Prince Philip seemed to be as "fit as a violin" as he drove over the Queen's Scottish property this week