London: Prince Harry has said that the Queen fulfils duties that “she shouldn’t be doing at her age”, and can only manage because she has Prince Philip by her side.
The 27-year-old Prince said that he does not believe the English monarch could carry out her public duties without the Duke of Edinburgh, her husband of 64 years.
“I don’t think that she could do it without him, especially when they’re both at this age,” the BBC quoted the prince as saying.
He also praised his grandmother for carrying out some public duties that he suggested she perhaps should not be fulfilling at the age of 85.
He also reflects on her ability to turn up, still smiling, at places she might not want to be.
“These are the things that, at her age, she shouldn’t be doing, yet she’s carrying on and doing them,” the prince said.
“Regardless of whether my grandfather seems to be doing his own thing, sort of wandering off like a fish down the river, the fact that he’s there - personally, I don’t think that she could do it without him, especially when they’re both at this age,” he added.