Senior royals are congratulating Prince Philip as the husband of Queen Elizabeth II celebrates his 98th birthday in private. In a tweet the royal family wished Philip "a very happy" birthday.
Wishing His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh a very Happy 98th Birthday today! #HappyBirthdayHRH https://t.co/MPUYrfEZU9 — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) 1560155116000
The British Army plans to fire gun salutes in Philip's honour. The Army tweeted that it is "determined to make it a good one." Some of Philip's children and grandchildren also posted tributes.
Philip has officially retired from public life although he is still occasionally seen with the queen at official events. He skipped President Donald Trump's visit. He still drives a horse-drawn carriage on private grounds from time to time but has stopped driving cars since a serious car accident in January. He gave up his driver's license at the time.