Prince Philip, 97, Takes the Wheel of His Land Rover as He Enjoys Late-Summer Break in Scotland
The royal's drive took him up to the hills above Loch Muick, where he was spotted chatting to a cyclist on a country lane
Prince Philip is enjoying the waning days of summer in Scotland.
Since bowing out of public duties last year — and a hip replacement operation that he underwent in April — Philip has largely been living quietly at Wood Farm house on the Sandringham estate and at Windsor Castle. But he headed to Balmoral soon after the Queen moved in on August 6.
Since then, he is said to have been watching some hunting and fishing on the estate. Earlier this week, his drive in a Land Rover took him up to the hills above Loch Muick, where he was spotted stopping to open a gate and chatting to a cyclist on a country lane.
The royal family has been coming and going throughout the Queen’s stay at the Castle.
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Last weekend, the great-grandparents were joined by Prince William, wife Kate Middleton and their three children — Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, 4 months. (Kate even borrowed a pair of the Queen’s earrings to head to church!)