What a trooper! Prince Philip was battling a painful secret injury at the royal wedding

Prince Philip was clearly determined to attend his beloved grandson’s big day!
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Prince Philip was battling a cracked rib at his grandson Prince Harry’s royal wedding this past weekend, and we were all none the wiser to the incredible show of strength.

The Duke of Edinburgh, 96, reportedly injured himself after a nasty fall in the bath just days ahead of the ceremony at Windsor Castle and reception on Saturday.

Taking the British stiff upper lip to all new heights, he stepped out for the big day without any kind of walking aid.

“The Duke is not a fan of showering and prefers to bathe,” a source explained to The Sun. “But he’s a determined man and nothing was going to stop him attending nor would he take any kind of walking aid.”

Buckingham Palace have declined to comment on the report.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip arrive at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding.

The Duke, 96, attended the big day without any kind of walking aide.

Philip was already recovering from a hip replacement operation. He underwent hip surgery on Wednesday 4th April, after being admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in London the previous afternoon. It followed a series of missed engagements and last-minute cancellations.

He was discharged from the hospital in mid-April and at the time, Buckingham Palace released a statement saying he was “progressing satisfactorily at this early stage.”

“His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh left King Edward VII Hospital at midday today, following a hip replacement operation last week. The Duke will continue his recovery at Windsor,” the palace said. “His Royal Highness would like to convey his appreciation for the messages of good wishes he has received.”

Despite the no doubt immensely painful injury, Philip appeared in high spirits on his grandson’s big day.

The Duke has managed to keep a low-profile since the surgery, but he was recently spotted at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

He was pictured behind the wheel of a Land Rover as he drove himself to the annual event held in the private grounds of Windsor Castle. Upon arrival, he pulled up alongside his wife Queen Elizabeth for a brief chat through the car window.

Speaking with People Magazine, an onlooker said Philip was clearly “enjoying his freedom.”

“He and the Queen spoke for about five minutes,” the insider continued. “She leaned into the window to talk.”

Philip was spotted behind the wheel of a Land Rover as he drove himself to the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

Queen Elizabeth, 92, was also pictured at the annual event.

Her Majesty, who celebrated her 92nd birthday last month, was dressed down for the day out on the green in a gingham skirt, quilted jacket and floral headscarf. She completed the look with rose-tinted sunglasses and a sensible loafer shoe.

Philip, meanwhile, wore a crisp white shirt and navy jacket. He didn’t venture out of the vehicle.

Wishing Prince Philip a very speedy recovery!

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