An unsettling report has emerged from the Royals — Prince Philip reportedly skipped a public, pre-Easter church service due to health issues, stated multiple news sources.
According to PEOPLE, Prince Philip, 96, was scheduled to attend the traditional Maundy church service (Holy Thursday) at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle alongside wife Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, March 29th. However, the Prince abruptly canceled his attendance.
A spokesperson for the palace revealed, “The Order of Service was printed some weeks ago when it was hoped the Duke would be able to take part. His Royal Highness has since decided not to attend.”
The sudden cancellation came in response to an ongoing problem with his hip, confirmed ABC News. Fortunately, the health issue does not appear to be serious.
This is the second appearance Prince Philip, who retired from his Royal duties last year, decided not to attend, stated ABC. He was expected to be at a Royal event for his son Prince Andrew days ago, but ultimately, he did not show up. Queen Elizabeth II's husband made his final solo appearance last Summer; watch the video below for details:
At this time, it is unknown if Prince Philip will attend the annual Easter Sunday service at Windsor Castle.
This Royal news comes shortly after the palace made two exciting announcements: one where congratulations are in order for Duchess Kate Middleton and new details about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming May wedding.
Please keep Prince Philip in your continued prayers during this time. In other recent news, President Trump called Roseanne after the new show premiere; here’s what he said.