Prince Philip’s painful revelation about his age – and not wanting to turn 100

Having celebrated his birthday yesterday , the Duke of Edinburgh is now just two years shy of his centenary.

For those who hit this milestone (and are still fortunate enough to enjoy a decent quality of life), it's an occasion to celebrate. Not to mention there's the birthday message you can get from the Queen.

For Prince Philip , however, it's not an occasion to look forward to.

In an interview with Giles Brandreth for the The Daily Telegraph following the Queen Mother's centenary back in 2000, Philip made some revealing comments about aging.

Namely, he explained had "no desire whatsoever" to reach his 100th year.

He then joked, "I can't imagine anything worse.

"Bits of me are falling off already."

Considering his age, Philip still cuts an impressive figure. He's only been retired for two years – having been one of the most active members of the Royal Family.

The prince found himself at the centre of public controversy earlier this year, after being involved in a car crash near the Sandringham estate.

Luckily, there were no serious injuries.

Since the accident, he's voluntarily surrendered his driving licence and now divides his retirement between Wood Farm on the Sandringham Estate and Windsor Castle.

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