Royals 10 Things Prince Philip Should Pursue in His Retirement The royal retired after 64 years of service this week By Diana Pearl Published on August 3, 2017 10:21 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 11 Philip was Captain General of the Royal Marines from 1953 to 2017. Yui Mok/PA Wire Prince Philip attended his last official royal engagement on behalf of the royal family on Wednesday. And after 64 years of royal service, he has certainly earned his retirement! Here are 10 ways he can live his retirement to the fullest... 02 of 11 SLEEP Andrew Parsons/i-Images/ZUMA Wire 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. 03 of 11 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.) 04 of 11 HANG OUT WITH HIS GREAT-GRANDKIDS Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty As Philip is retiring, Prince William and Princess Kate are preparing to move to London and ramp up the number of engagements they're taking on. And with mom and dad out and about more often, someone's got to hang with Prince George and Princess Charlotte: We know just the man for the job. 05 of 11 FIND A NEW HOBBY Julian Parker/UK Press/Getty Philip's got a lot of free time on the horizon, meaning he's got plenty of opportunities to new discover a new passion. Perhaps he'll ask his son, Prince Charles, to teach him how to paint! 06 of 11 WRITE A BOOK Prince Harry and Prince Philip in 2015. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty 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. 07 of 11 BUY A BOAT The Royal Family/Twitter 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. 08 of 11 LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images 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. 09 of 11 GO TO THE MOVIES Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images 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. 10 of 11 PUT ON A BEEFEATER HAT AND PRETEND TO BE A GUARD Jane Barlow/Getty 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. 11 of 11 PEOPLE WATCH FROM THE BUCKINGHAM PALACE BALCONY Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images Philip's got a lot of free time on the horizon, meaning he's got plenty of opportunities to new discover a new passion. Perhaps he'll ask his son, Prince Charles, to teach him how to paint!