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Prince Philip Breaks Balmoral Retreat To Join The Queen For Royal Engagement, Even Though He Retired From Royal Duties 2 Years Ago

Date August 23, 2019

Member of the royal family goes on vacation to relax from the burden of handling the nation.

For the monarch, her particular spot for relaxation is the 50,000-acre Scottish castle at Balmoral.

Prince Philip Breaks Balmoral Retreat To Join The Queen For Royal Engagement, Even Though He Retired From Royal Duties 2 Years AgoGetty Images / Ideal Image

The Queen prefers the outstanding getaway castle in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, to relax with her family, and every year, she spends summer there.

This time, however, the monarch's private time was disrupted by urgent official duties.

The Queen and Prince Philip go on joint duties

While enjoying a quiet time at their Balmoral holiday castle, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip put their retreat on hold to undertake a joint engagement.

Prince Philip Breaks Balmoral Retreat To Join The Queen For Royal Engagement, Even Though He Retired From Royal Duties 2 Years AgoGetty Images / Ideal Image

The royal couple has been at their Balmoral home since August 6.

They had to receive Mr. Paul Hughes and awarding him with a title, the Insignia of a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order.

Prince Philip Breaks Balmoral Retreat To Join The Queen For Royal Engagement, Even Though He Retired From Royal Duties 2 Years AgoGetty Images / Ideal Image

Paul was the chief clerk and accountant of The Duke of Edinburgh's Household back in 2009.

Prince Philip retired since 2017

Despite having retired from public life two years ago, Prince Philip was still seen beside the Queen performing official duties. The Duke of Edinburgh retired at the age of 96 in 2017

Prince Philip Breaks Balmoral Retreat To Join The Queen For Royal Engagement, Even Though He Retired From Royal Duties 2 Years AgoGetty Images / Ideal Image

It is lovely to see Prince Philip by the Queen's side despite the inconvenience!