Prince Phillip (at age 96) continues to defy the odds. He only recently decided to cut back on Royal engagements after years of a grueling schedule. The aging spouse of the Queen is being hailed as a trooper because, unknown to the public, he took a nasty tumble in his bathroom just a few days before the Royal wedding. Often older adults who fall and break bones end up hospitalized and also get pneumonia. Sadly, a number of them die from the trauma. The Duke of Edinburgh, however, seems to be able to take a licking and keep on ticking. He attended the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and did not show any sign of injury.

Prince Phillip endures pain to support his grandson

According to The Sun, the Prince prefers taking a tub bath to a shower, and he slipped in the tub. The 96-year-old Duke had hip replacement surgery in April and probably should have been taking more precaution, but who was there to stop him from doing things his way? Not only did he attend the wedding and other festivities of the day, but he did so without a cane or any other form of assistance. He was determined to support his grandson and did so in style.

Sources close to the Royal Family say that nothing was going to stop the queen's spouse from attending Harry and Meghan's nuptials, and nothing did. The Prince was determined to support his grandson, and that he did.

Eagle-eyed reporters and viewers had absolutely no idea that anything was wrong with the Duke of Edinburgh, which obviously is exactly the way he wanted it. Prince Phillip endured his pain and did not distract from the big day for the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

A cracked rib did not stop the Duke of Edinburgh

Photos from the wedding showed Prince Phillip waving and smiling, and seemingly in good spirits.

It is amazing that at his age he was able to pull it all off and not give royal fans or the paparazzi any indication that he was in pain. The monarch being a trooper extended far beyond this one day. In addition to attending his grandson's wedding, the Duke of Edinburgh was spotted driving himself to the annual Royal Windsor Horse Show.

The Prince was seen behind the wheel of a Land Rover, showing that neither hip placement surgery nor a cracked rib were going to get in the way of the 96-year-old monarch. An onlooker told People Magazine that the Prince drove up to his wife, the queen, and had a brief chat through the vehicle window. The onlooker added that he seemed to really be enjoying himself, but did not exit his vehicle.