On Monday Prince Philip was seen dressed for the chilly weather complete with hat, gloves and tweed coat as he went for a ride in the royal carriage. But despite his recent outing, the Duke of Edinburgh is expected to miss Sunday’s Remembrance Day service for the first time. The ceremony is a special commemoration marking 100 years since the end of the first world war.
Will Prince Philip be at Remembrance Day service tonight?
A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman confirmed there is “no expectation” Prince Philip will attend.
The event held at the Cenotaph on November 11 is being attended by the Queen and other members of the Royal Family.
The 97-year-old officially retired from royal duties in May 2017, however, he attended last year’s service in Whitehall.
Tonight a the annual Royal Festival of Remembrance will be held at the Royal Albert Hall.
The event will be hosted by journalist Huw Edwards and will feature performances by Sir Tom Jones, Sheridan Smith, Sir Bryn Terfel, Tom Fletcher and Danny Jones, Sheku Kanneh-Mason and the Kingdom Choir.
The Central Band of the Royal Air Force and the Band of HM Royal Marines will also take to the stage.
According to Kensington Palace, many of the Royal Family are expected to attend.
This includes, The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, The Duke of York, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.
However, Prince Philip is not listed as an attendee.
When it comes to royal engagements, the Duke of Edinburgh tends to see how he feels on the morning of the event.
The last time the Duke was seen out in public was at granddaughter Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank in October.
He also attended his grandson’s wedding to Meghan Markle in May.
Philip had his hip replaced in April, sparking health fears after he remained inhospitalfor six days.
Buckingham Palace issued a statement after the surgery saying: “The Duke of Edinburgh has undergone a successful hip replacement operation. He is progressing satisfactorily at this early stage.”
“His Royal Highness is likely to remain inhospitalfor several days. He is comfortable and in good spirits.”
However, the hip replacement appears to not have slowed the Duke down as he has been pictured four times this year taking the horses out for a ride since his operation.