Seems Like Prince Philip Is Enjoying His Retirement After Being Seen At The Braemar Gathering With The Queen And Prince Charles • MetDaan

Seems Like Prince Philip Is Enjoying His Retirement After Being Seen At The Braemar Gathering With The Queen And Prince Charles


The Queen, Prince Charles and Princess Anne were joined by the retired Duke of Edinburgh at the Braemar Gathering in Scotland last weekend, the Queen looked pretty happy.

Her majesty was wearing a pink hat and carrying a black handbag while she cheered on competitors at the Gatherings which is the biggest event in the Highland Games calendar.

She was captured sharing a joke with her son Charles and giggling in their traditional dress while Philip watched the games.


Family affair: The Queen was joined by Prince Charles and Philip at the Braemar Gathering in Scotland.


Revved up: Prince Charles was enjoying himself alongside Princess Anne too.


A smiling Queen was joined by Prince Charles at the historic event.4

Her Majesty was keeping herself warm under a tartan blanket.


Even though Prince Philip,96, retired last month he accompanied his wife to the highland games.



Aren’t the front row seats good enough? Prince Charles and Princess Anne were chatting before Charles put his hands to his eyes as is he couldn’t see what was happening.

The annual Games that are held at the village’s Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park, take place on the first Saturday of September.

The Games attract thousands of visitors from all over the world to watch traditional events and competitions including piping, Highland dancing and the tug-of-war contest.

This gathering is held every year only a short distance from Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire where the royals were spending their holidays. Traditionally,  the royals attend a church service at nearby Crathie Kirk the day after the Games.

It dates back more than 200 years and it has a very long history.


Pictured: A weight-throwing competitor


Dancers at the Braemar Highland Gathering


Pictured: A competitor taking part in a weight throw



The Queen, 91.




Her majesty looked in high spirits at the gathering which has been regularly attended by the reigning Monarch since 1848.


Queen Victoria was the first one to attend the Braemar Gathering in 1848.

Anne, wore a crimson coat with dark blue hat and light blue kit. While watching the event on Saturday, both Queen and Princess Royal were seen holding heather posies.


Two two-year-old Owen Yarnell attending the 2017 Braemar Gathering.







Despite Prince Philip stepping down from public duties he continues his association with more than 780 organisations of which he is patron, even though he will no longer play an active role by attending engagements.

Scientific and technological research, industry, the environment and sport are his particular fields of interest. And recently, he was admitted to hospital for abdominal surgery on blocked coronary artery.


All to play for: A competitor in traditional dress hurls



High spirits: The crowd surely enjoyed watching the traditional games


In his long career, Phlilip attended more than 22,000 solo engagements and gave more than 5,000 speeches.

Solo engagements have included the opening of the new Warner Stand at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London and also meeting actor Tom Cruise at a Buckingham Palace dinner to mark the 75th anniversary of the Outward Bound Trust.


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