A royal procession of his own! Prince Philip, 97, enjoys a horse and carriage ride at Windsor - after skipping the opening day of Ascot for a second year running
- Duke of Edinburgh snapped in the grounds of Windsor Castle on Wednesday
- Prince Philip did not join the royal family on the first day of Ascot on Tuesday
- He was previously seen taking in the air in the castle grounds on Monday
He did not join the rest of the royals on the opening day of Ascot on Tuesday, but the Duke of Edinburgh enjoyed a carriage ride of his own this morning.
Prince Philip, 97, who retired from public duties last year, was snapped taking the air in the grounds of Windsor Castle first thing on Wednesday.
It came after the Queen led the traditional carriage procession at the Berkshire racecourse on the first day of the high-profile meeting yesterday, accompanied by Princess Anne, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex and a host of other royals.
The Duke, who missed Royal Ascot last year while recovering from a short stint in hospital, did not attend.
The Duke of Edinburgh was snapped enjoying a carriage ride at Windsor on Wednesday morning
Prince Philip (pictured today) is often seen starting his day taking the air in the castle grounds - he was snapped doing the same on Monday
Philip, who is known for his love of carriage-driving, looked relaxed in a flat cap, navy jacket and beige chinos.
The Duke underwent surgery on his hip back in April, but has wasted little time in getting back to his favourite hobby - and was last seen guiding horses through the grounds as recently as Monday.
But while he did accompany his wife to the Cartier Polo on Sunday at Windsor Great Park, he chose not to join the family at the races yesterday.
The Queen dished out prizes at the polo at the weekend, while her husband remained in the royal box.
The Queen, dressed in sunshine yellow, sat next to her daughter Princess Anne for the carriage ride at Royal Ascot on Tuesday, having attended without the Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh resigned from public duties last year, but still accompanied his wife the Queen to the Cartier Polo on Sunday at Windsor Great Park
The most high profile guest at Royal Ascot yesterday was undoubtedly the Duchess of Sussex, who made her debut at the society event on the arm of her new husband, Prince Harry.
Meghan wore a classic white coat dress with an unexpected asymmetric hemline for the races, topped off with a black and white Philip Treacy hat that drew comparisons to Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady.
Meghan dazzled at her debut appearance at Royal Ascot with her dapper husband of one month, Prince Harry