Speaking after the service to mark the 60th anniversary of the coronation Peter Phillips said he was “hugely” proud of everything that his grandparents have done for the country.
The Duke of Edinburgh, who will be 92 next week, accompanied his 87-year-old wife to the service at Westminster Abbey yesterday despite having to cancel an engagement the night before as he was feeling unwell.
When asked about Prince Philip’s health, his grandson replied: “You have also got to remember his age, both of their ages, you know.
“Still what they do at their age, they do a lot more than most other pensioners of their equivalent age. So if occasionally there is the odd engagement cancelled it shouldn’t come as a surprise given the work load that they do have.”
The Duke of Edinburgh had been due to join the Queen at a gala reception for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) at St James's Palace on the eve of the coronation service but cancelled at the last minute.