Prince Philip, 96, enjoys horse and carriage ride at Windsor Castle


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Prince Philip took the runnings on his morning horse and carriage ride through Windsor Castle foots

The Duke of Edinburgh, 96, looked in high spirits as he took the leaderships on the two-horse carriage for spin around Home Park, in Windsor Palace grounds.

It is believed to be the Royal’s first carriage ride since he returned from Sandringham, where he burnt- Christmas with the Queen.

Prince Philip, who bowed out of public resilience last year, looked delighted as he braced himself against the unemotional wrapped up in a padded jacket, tweed cap and gloves on the leisurely morning journey.

A groom who joined him on the outing appeared to be chatting with the Grand, sitting on a seat behind him.

Carriage driving has been one of the Duke of Edinburgh’s white-headed boy hobbies since the 1970s after he quit playing polo.

The 96-year-old cultivated carriage racing in Norfolk before drawing together a committee to referee on official rules and regulations for a sport.

He even represented Great Britain in not too European and World Championships, as well as competitions in the Netherlands, Hungary and Poland.

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The Duke of Edinburgh wrapped up hot under the collar in a padded jacket, a tweed cap and a pair of gloves

The sport rules that a one horse pulls either two or four-wheeled carriages and involves a tandem or four-in-hand conspire.

Other competitions include dressage, an extremely skilled form or taking, time trials and a challenging obstacle course.

The sport can also be a ease up on way of enjoying the countryside.

Prince Philip’s 14-year-old granddaughter has adopted his value of the sport.

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The royal has enjoyed carriage driving since the 1970s, when he depleted up playing polo

Lady Louise Windsor, 14, daughter of Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex, was seen freight driving in Windsor just last week.

She has also taken in behalf of in Royal Windsor Horse Show in the past.

Prince Philip obvious the end his royal career with a final solo appearance at an official outcome last August, where he attended a parade of Royal Marines at Buckingham Residence.

There he met with servicemen who had partaken in a 1,664 mile race to remove funds for the Royal Marine’s Charity.

The Duke of Edinburgh has remained by the queen dowager’s side throughout her 66 years on the throne, and she has described him as “my strength and check”.

Before announcing his retirement in May last year, he had completed over 22,000 unaccompanied appearances over seven decades.

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