Prince Philip's wish for celebrating his 99th birthday tomorrow

royals 09/06/2020

Tomorrow, Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh will be celebrating his 99th birthday - a huge milestone and the final birthday where he will be turning a number in the double digits!

Thanks to the current Covid-19 pandemic, which is still causing a bit of havoc over in the UK, Prince Philip will not be able to celebrate a large, lavish birthday bash which may have perhaps been planned for him.

Instead, it's been reported by the UK press that he will be spending his day at home in Windsor Castle with the Queen.

It's said that the pair will celebrate the special day much like they have any other day of lockdown - with each other and their skeleton staff.

The only difference is that there may be a few more video calls than normal from his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as they all celebrate his birthday.

And apparently, this is exactly how the Duke of Edinburgh always wanted to celebrate his birthday.

This week Her Majesty will also mark her official birthday by attending a small military ceremony at Windsor - her first appearance in public since 9 March, when she attended the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey. Members of the Welsh Guards are due to perform a royal salute in the castle's quadrangle on Saturday 13 June, when the traditional public celebration, Trooping the Colour, had been due to take place before it was cancelled due to the pandemic.

Happy birthday Prince Philip!