10 Things Prince Philip Should Pursue in His Retirement
First priority for Philip should be a very long nap. The man has been working for 64 years. He's done 22,219 engagements. (That's an average of 348 engagements a year — meaning he works way more days than he doesn't.) The man has earned that snooze button.
TAKE A VACATION
He went on 637 solo overseas trips during his 64 years as a working royal, but how often did Philip just get away for the sake of getting away? Sure, there's the royal family's annual retreat to Balmoral, but Philip should explore the world on his own terms (and without a schedule of engagements to adhere to). He could visit Greece, his birthplace (before renouncing his titles to become the Duke of Edinburgh, he was a Prince of Greece and Denmark.)
HANG OUT WITH HIS GREAT-GRANDKIDS
FIND A NEW HOBBY
WRITE A BOOK
The hilarious royal is well known for his one-liners, so why not put his quick wit to paper? It would surely be a best-seller, and he could dish on what life's really like inside Buckingham Palace.
BUY A BOAT
Philip is a man of the sea — he was in the Royal Navy for over a decade before Queen Elizabeth became Queen — and retirement could be the perfect time to return to his roots.
LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE
There's no time like the present to learn a new card game. The Queen's still working, so her free time is limited, but I'm sure there are plenty of palace staffers who are up for a game or two.
GO TO THE MOVIES
He could try his luck at going incognito at a local London theater! Okay, he probably doesn't want to head to the cinema and buy a ticket, but Buckingham Palace does have an in-palace movie theater. We're sure he could call in a few favors and get the new Star Wars in early.
PUT ON A BEEFEATER HAT AND PRETEND TO BE A GUARD
He's got to keep the tourists on their toes, after all. And he's lived in Buckingham Palace for over 60 years, so it's safe to say that he knows the protocol for the Changing of the Guard.